What is Statistics Education?


Statistics education is an interdisciplinary field that is focused on the teaching and learning of statistics. This chapter describes how the discipline of statistics education has emerged and evolved from the training of statistics practitioners to the education of students at all levels and from a practice rooted in mathematics and science to a subject utilized across many disciplines. It also examines the current landscape of statistics education, exploring the diversity in the content and setting of statistics instruction around the world. Finally, the chapter outlines several opportunities and challenges on the horizon for statistics education.

In D. Ben-Zvi, K. Makar, & J. Garfield (Eds.), The International Handbook of Research in Statistics Education (pp. 37–70). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing