Bringing Passion to your Introductory Statistics Classroom: a supportive, multidisciplinary project-based approach

Presented by

Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University

Monday, January 4th, 2016


This one-day workshop will support instructors who teach an introductory statistics or quantitative research course in designing or redesigning any or all portions of their course to engage students in the rich, complicated, decision-making process of real statistical inquiry. Core features of this passion-driven, flipped classroom approach include providing opportunities for students to flexibly apply their statistical knowledge in the context of real data, the use of computing as a window to core statistical concepts, supporting students with varying levels of preparation, and attracting and inspiring students from underrepresented groups. The workshop will include very brief presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of supporting project-based experiences, followed by ample hands-on opportunities that will be supported by experienced faculty and students. Similar to the approach that will be presented; your experience in the workshop will be individualized to your own interests, background and needs.