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The introduction of use of statistics in education (I-Use): the case of use of statistics in the geography curriculum

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I Use Statisics in Edcuation call id: 526222-LLP-2012-BE-COMENIUS-CMP
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Statistical literacy is gaining increasing importance in everyday life. Almost every economic and scientific activity in the modern world relies on statistical information in one way or another. Students are now living in a society that demands evidence-based arguments and decisions. There are a number of challenges facing education in the use of statistics and data: i) the volumes of information available, ii) the slow response of education and curricula to change, iii) the need for innovative teaching and learning approaches, and iv) the absence of significant research in European statistical education. The I-Use consortium investigated the use of statistics in the geography curricula of the participating countries. Statistics appear mostly in the curricula of mathematics (where it is a separate item) and in geography, although the statistics as a source for real investigation is mostly denied. To help implementing statistics in education, I-Use will create an in-service teacher training course that will deal with how to make sense of information through different presentation forms and media.
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statistical literacy, teaching & learning, strategies, geo-ICT

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Zwartjes, Luc, Karl Donert, and Aikaterina Klonari. 2014. “The Introduction of Use of Statistics in Education (I-Use): The Case of Use of Statistics in the Geography Curriculum.” In GI FORUM 2014: GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY, ed. Robert Vogler, Adrijana Car, Josef Strobl, and Gerard Griesebner, 242–253. Berlin: Wichmann-Verlag.
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Zwartjes, L., Donert, K., & Klonari, A. (2014). The introduction of use of statistics in education (I-Use): the case of use of statistics in the geography curriculum. In R. Vogler, A. Car, J. Strobl, & G. Griesebner (Eds.), GI FORUM 2014: GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY (pp. 242–253). Presented at the Geoinformatics Forum, Berlin: Wichmann-Verlag.
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Zwartjes L, Donert K, Klonari A. The introduction of use of statistics in education (I-Use): the case of use of statistics in the geography curriculum. In: Vogler R, Car A, Strobl J, Griesebner G, editors. GI FORUM 2014: GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY. Berlin: Wichmann-Verlag; 2014. p. 242–53.
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Zwartjes, Luc, Karl Donert, and Aikaterina Klonari. “The Introduction of Use of Statistics in Education (I-Use): The Case of Use of Statistics in the Geography Curriculum.” GI FORUM 2014: GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY. Ed. Robert Vogler et al. Berlin: Wichmann-Verlag, 2014. 242–253. Print.
@inproceedings{7028131,
  abstract     = {Statistical literacy is gaining increasing importance in everyday life. Almost every economic and scientific activity in the modern world relies on statistical information in one way or another. Students are now living in a society that demands evidence-based arguments and decisions. There are a number of challenges facing education in the use of statistics and data: i) the volumes of information available, ii) the slow response of education and curricula to change, iii) the need for innovative teaching and learning approaches, and iv) the absence of significant research in European statistical education. The I-Use consortium investigated the use of statistics in the geography curricula of the participating countries. Statistics appear mostly in the curricula of mathematics (where it is a separate item) and in geography, although the statistics as a source for real investigation is mostly denied. To help implementing statistics in education, I-Use will create an in-service teacher training course that will deal with how to make sense of information through different presentation forms and media.},
  author       = {Zwartjes, Luc and Donert, Karl and Klonari, Aikaterina},
  booktitle    = {GI FORUM 2014: GEOSPATIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIETY},
  editor       = {Vogler, Robert and Car, Adrijana and Strobl, Josef and Griesebner, Gerard},
  isbn         = {978-3-87907-545-4},
  issn         = {2308-1708},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Salzburg},
  pages        = {242--253},
  publisher    = {Wichmann-Verlag},
  title        = {The introduction of use of statistics in education (I-Use): the case of use of statistics in the geography curriculum},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1553/giscience2014s242},
  year         = {2014},
}

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