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Location: Antalya, Turkey
Date: 6 to 10 February 2013
For more information go to http://www.cerme8.metu.edu.tr
CERME8: Working Group 5
Leaders: Arthur Bakker (the Netherlands), Pedro Arteaga (Spain), Andreas Eichler (Germany), Corinne Hahn (France)
Scope and Focus of WG5
Stochastic thinking refers to statistical and probabilistic thinking and the combination of both. Statistical thinking is a key skill for the citizen who needs to interpret information presented through the media or the workplace, to contribute to modern society and to interpret scholarly papers. An important challenge is to develop statistically literate citizens and meaningful use of statistical tools. An important step forwards would be to consider bridges between data analysis, probability and inference and it is in this common ground that we locate stochastic thinking. Recent developments in technology support (i) dynamic exploration of data and (ii) experimentation with probabilistic models as generators of data as well as in exploratory data analysis or informal statistical inference. However, professional development of teachers is crucial to keep up with such developments.
WG 5 positions itself within research that is fundamentally important at a time when new developments provide new stimulus for growth in the body of research on stochastic thinking. Presentations will be short, only to refresh participantsâ€™ reading of the papers and to feed collaborative group work.
Call for papers and poster proposals
We will be particularly interested in theoretical, empirical or design-based research papers (10 pages maximum) and poster proposals (2 pages) that address one or more of the following themes (though any papers of relevance to the group focus will also be considered):
* The nature and development of stochastic thinking and its relationship to other types of mathematical thinking, including the interface between probabilistic and statistical thinking, such as in modelling, informal statistical inference or data exploration.
* The professional development of mathematics teachers to teach statistics: frameworks of teachersâ€™ knowledge (components and competences); evaluation of teacher knowledge and ability to use computer tools, and their influence on student or adult statistical and probabilistic thinking.
* The role of computer-based tools on stochastic thinking.
* The elaboration of theoretical frameworks that may provide insightful models for interpreting evidence from research on stochastic thinking.
There are no restrictions to the area of education or learning: papers on vocational education and training or adult learning are as welcome as papers on primary, secondary or tertiary education. Papers and poster proposals should use the CERME8 WORD template, and conform to the guidelines at http://www.cerme8.metu.edu.tr. To submit it, you must email your paper as a WORD document to Arthur Bakker at firstname.lastname@example.org, AND at the same time to the conference secretariat at email@example.com. If possible please also send a pdf version in addition to the WORD document.
Reviews and Decisions
Each paper will be peer-reviewed by three people from among those who submit papers to this Working Group. Please expect to be asked to review up to three papers yourself between 15th September and 22nd October 2012. It may be necessary for you to revise your paper before final acceptance. Please reserve some time to do this in the second half of November. The group leaders will decide about the acceptance of posters.
15 September 2012: Deadline for submission of papers.
1 October 2012: Deadline for submission of poster proposals.
22 October 2012: Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews.
1 December 2012: Deadline for revisions to papers.
Location: Macao, China
Date: 22 to 24 August 2013
For more information go to www.isi2013.hk
The International Association for Statistics Education is pleased to announce that the 8th Satellite Conference to the World Statistics Congress will be a joint conference with the International Association for Official Statistics and will be held in Macao from August 22nd (Thu) to 24th (Sat) 2013. A successful IASE satellite conference has been held before every recent biennial World Statistics Congress. Next year we have the exciting prospect of meeting with IAOS, an Association with which we share many activities.
On August 23rd (Fri), the conference will be under a special theme “Statistics for education: youth and official statistics”, bringing together IASE and IAOS participants to focus on official Statistics in conjunction with education and youth. Below are the topics that will be discussed under the theme.
The umbrella theme of the conference is “Statistics Education for Progress”. All submissions addressing the theme are welcome. The Conference will be conducted in English.
Participants who would like to present their research in the joint IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference are requested, in the case of a presentation related to Official Statistics, to submit their abstract to Sharleen Forbes and, in the case of a presentation in the area of Statistics Education, to Brian Phillips. Questions of a general nature about the Satellite should be directed to Taerim Lee, the conference and programme chair.
The abstract should have the subject line “IASE/IAOS 2013 abstract and your surname”, be between 250-350 words and must include the names and affiliations of all authors and the contact information (including e-mail and fax) of the proposed presenter. Please indicate whether you want to be considered for an oral or poster presentation. An optional refereeing process for papers is offered. Abstracts will be accepted on the condition that at least one of the authors will give an oral or poster presentation at the conference.
Detailed guidelines for the paper preparation and an author checklist will be uploaded on the IASE, IAOS and IASE Satellite Conference websites shortly. The maximum length of a paper is 6 pages (A4), which includes the title, abstract, author’s information, text, references, figures and appendices.
The conference proceedings will be published on the IASE website, and the details of the conference venue will soon be available on the website.
Important deadlines are as follows:
The information about the 59th World Statistics Congress in 2013 can be found at http://www.isi2013.hk/ along with the session presentations.
2013 IASE/IAOS Satellite Conference Program Committee
Tae Rim Lee, Chair, Korea National Open University
Sharleen Forbes, Victoria University of Wellington and Statistics New Zealand
Brian Phillips, Swinburn University, Australia
Shigeru Kawasaki, Director-General, Statistics Bureau of Japan
Michiko Watanabe, Keio University, Japan
Will Probert, Representing Youth, Australia and France
Hyun Sik Whang, Statistical Training Unit, Korean National Statistics Office
Penny Bidgood, Royal Statistical Society
Local Organizing Committee
Vanessa Kong (Director DSEC, Macao)
Professor Shing On Leung (University of Macao)
Location: Hong Kong, China
Date: 25 to 30 August 2013
For more information go to http://www.isi2013.hk/en/index.php
The 59th World Statistics Congress (WSC) will be held in Hong Kong, China during 25-30 August 2013. There will be meetings with ISLP Country Coordinators during the conference. In addition, the conference includes numerous sessions on statistical literacy.
The unique theme of the conference is “Youth”.
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Date: 13 to 18 July 2014
For more information go to http://icots.net/9/
Our other major conference is ICOTS9 (International Conference on Teaching Statistics) which will be held from 13 to 18 July 2014 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Flagstaff is a small city, near a variety of mountain ranges and natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon. At an altitude of roughly 2000 meters, Flagstaff will be the highest host city for an ICOTS conference and the first time ICOTS has been held in the United States.
The conference theme, in line with the mountain setting, is “Sustainability in Statistics Education”. The International Programme Committee includes the following members:
Tim Dunne (South Africa), IPC Chair
Gillian Lancaster (United Kingdom), Scientific Coordinator
Arthur Bakker (The Netherlands), Editor of Proceedings
John Shanks (New Zealand), Information Manager
Roxy Peck (United States), Local representative on the IPC
Helen MacGillivray (Australia), Programme Schedule
The conference website can be found at http://icots.net/9/. Please keep in contact with this site as it will be added to over the next two years. We are fortunate to have John Shanks as webmaster. John built our impressive sites for both ICOTS7 and ICOTS8. Please contact Tim Dunne if you have ideas for the program. This is an important conference as it is truly international and much is gained by meeting colleagues in person from around the world.
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