chapter  13
Ideas for improving learning and teaching of statistics
ByNeville Davies
Pages 19

During the year 2000 teachers of statistics in UK higher education (HE) were asked about their needs to enhance their teaching skills so that, in due course, the learning experience of their students could be enhanced. From the results of this information-gathering exercise, and using evidence from elsewhere, I discuss in this chapter some ideas on how learning and teaching standards in statistics could be raised. A summary of the feedback from the statistical community, which can be viewed at the Web site www.mathstore.ac.uk, was reported in Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (OR) Newsletter (February 2000).