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Over the past decades there has been an increasingly strong call for statistics education to focus more on statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking. One of the main arguments presented is that traditional approaches to teaching statistics focus on skills, procedures, and computations, which do not lead students to reason or think statistically. The SRTL International Collaboration began in 1999 to foster current and innovative research studies that examine the nature and development of statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking, and to explore the challenge posed to educators at all levels –– to develop these desired learning goals for students. The SRTL Forums were established by Joan Garfield And Dani Ben-Zvi. They are currently co-chaired by Dani Ben-Zvi (e-mail: dbenzvi@univ.haifa.ac.il) and Katie Makar (e-mail: k.makar@uq.edu.au) and, offer scientific gatherings every two years and related publications in journals and books.

Latest news:

SRTL-10: The Tenth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-10) was held in Rotorua, New Zealand on July 2 to July 8 at Sudima Hotel. More information on SRTL-10

Forthcoming product of SRTL-10: Special issue in ZDM on “Innovations in Statistical Modelling to Connect Data, Chance and Context.” The guest editors of this Special issue are: Maxine Pfannkuch and Stephanie Budgett, Auckland University, New Zealand; and Dani Ben-Zvi, Haifa University, Israel.

SRTL-11: The Eleventh International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-11) will be hosted by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA on the Summer of 2019. The head of the local organizing committee is Rob Gould, UCLA.

 

International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy (SRTL)
Address:

SRTL
c/o Prof Dani Ben-Zvi
Faculty of Education
University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave.
3498838 Mount Carmel, Haifa
Israel

dbenzvi@univ.haifa.ac.il