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\iteman{ZMATH 2015a.00799}
\itemau{Fitzallen, Noleine; Watson, Jane}
\itemti{Developing a sequence of learning experiences in statistics.}
\itemso{Fitzallen, Noleine (ed.) et al., The future of educational research. Perspectives from beginning researchers. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (ISBN 978-94-6209-511-3/hbk; 978-94-6209-510-6/pbk; 978-94-6209-512-0/ebook). Bold Visions in Educational Research 37, 263-278 (2014).}
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From the text: Planning meaningful learning experiences in a discipline such as statistics, leads to a search for starting points both from a general learning perspective and from the developmental pathways known to contribute to understanding the content chosen. This chapter focuses on the design of a sequence of learning experiences that promotes the development of understanding of statistical covariation and associated graph creation and interpretation skills, facilitated by the software package TinkerPlots: Dynamic Data Exploration. The objective is to demonstrate the importance of the various structural perspectives that contribute to the planning of meaningful learning experiences in relation to learning about statistical covariation as an end point of a learning sequence that takes a developmental approach to introduce students to a variety of graph types. The staged introduction of graph construction and interpretation activities that align with expectations from the curriculum for a variety of graph types with increasing complexity and sample size, offer promise for the most successful learning outcomes for students. The software package chosen for implementation offers affordances that enhance the learning of additional statistical concepts as a consequence of taking an inquiry-based learning perspective.
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\itemcc{K40 K70}
\itemut{interpretation of graphs; statistics; meaningful learning; learning experiences; statistical covariation; planning}
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