For sustained excellence in teaching statistics using spreadsheets, to students with diverse knowledge bases, and for the development of a real-data based learning project

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Extract:Effective statistics teaching equips students with critical thinking and data analysis skills for effective decision making. As pointed out by Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google:

The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it – that is going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades (www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Innovation).

On 10 March 2010, The Group of Eight Universities declared that mathematics education in Australia is in crisis. The Chief Executive of ARC observed that the teaching of statistics, which is important for new development in biology, health and economics, is in an even worse state.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScholarship of teaching and learning @ Bond
Subtitle of host publicationFostering early career research
EditorsK Wood, D Knight, S Kinash
Place of PublicationQueensland
PublisherBond University
Pages45-50
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Kumar, K. (2011). For sustained excellence in teaching statistics using spreadsheets, to students with diverse knowledge bases, and for the development of a real-data based learning project. In K. Wood, D. Knight, & S. Kinash (Eds.), Scholarship of teaching and learning @ Bond: Fostering early career research (pp. 45-50). Bond University.