From the statistical education point of view, each discipline teacher needs to fond that discipline's relationship to statistics before statistics can provide a meeting ground, a common "language", with other disciplines. A basic idea of its principles and a certain baseline awareness and appreciation of its possibilities (with respect to "my" discipline) are needed fist of all. Statistics Prize entries show that this kind of cross-curriculum project is usually better handled in primary schools. There, the teachers are general in their orientation, so they already have an elective view of research activities. At secondary level, however, this perspective has often disappeared and has to be encouraged in the teachers first before their students will get a taste of real cross-curricular work.
- Prof Dev