Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics

OZCOTS 2008-2012

  • Helen MacGillivray
  • Brian Phillips
  • Michael A. Martin

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Keynotes

  3. Undergraduate Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Martin Gellerstedt, Lars Svensson, Christian Östlund
      Pages 119-148
    3. Małgorzata Wiktoria Korolkiewicz, Belinda Ann Chiera
      Pages 149-165
  4. Undergraduate Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. James Baglin, Cliff Da Costa
      Pages 169-187
    3. Ayse Aysin Bilgin, Caterina Primi, Francesca Chiesi, Maria Virginia Lopez, Maria del Carmen Fabrizio, Veronica Frances Quinn et al.
      Pages 189-210
  5. Workplace Learning and Professional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. S. D. Forbes, J. A. Harraway, James O. Chipperfield, Siu-Ming Tam
      Pages 247-265
    3. K. S. Gibbons, Helen MacGillivray
      Pages 267-293

About these proceedings


The first OZCOTS conference in 1998 was inspired by papers contributed by Australians to the 5th International Conference on Teaching Statistics. In 2008, as part of the program of one of the first National Senior Teaching Fellowships, the 6th OZCOTS was held in conjunction with the Australian Statistical Conference, with Fellowship keynotes and contributed papers, optional refereeing and proceedings. This venture was so successful that the 7th and 8th OZCOTS were similarly run, conjoined with Australian Statistical Conferences in 2010 and 2012. Authors of papers from these OZCOTS conferences were invited to develop chapters for refereeing and inclusion in this volume. There are sections on keynote topics, undergraduate curriculum and learning, professional development, postgraduate learning, and papers from OZCOTS 2012. Because OZCOTS aim to unite statisticians and statistics educators, the approaches this volume takes are immediately relevant to all who have a vested interest in good teaching practices. Globally, statistics as a discipline, statistical pedagogy and statistics in academia and industry are all critically important to the modern information society. This volume addresses these roles within the wider society as well as questions that are specific to the discipline itself. Other chapters share research on learning and teaching statistics in interdisciplinary work and student preparation for futures in academia, government and industry. 


ISI World Statistics Congress International Association for Statistical Education OZCOTS Statistical education Statistical thinking Teaching statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen MacGillivray
    • 1
  • Brian Phillips
    • 2
  • Michael A. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Science and Engineering FacultyQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Life and Social SciencesSwinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia
  3. 3.Actuarial Studies and Applied StatisticsAustralian National University, ResearchCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0602-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0603-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-1009
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-1017
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