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Project work in statistics: statistics learning as a tool to help students’ knowledge about their educational community
AuthorsNuno Santos, Margarida César
AbstractThe development of students’ competencies expressed in current curricular documents is a complex task that teachers have to perform (Brocardo, 2005). Project work is a practice that can allow for this development (Abrantes, 1994). According to the Portuguese Department of Basic Education (2001), project work, namely in statistics, is one of the learning experiences that all students should have the opportunity to engage in. This study is a part of the research project Interaction and Knowledge, whose main goal is to study and implement collaborative work within classrooms. We discuss how students from two 7th grade classes (compulsory education, 12/13 years old) used project work in statistics to learn more about statistical contents, about their colleagues, and to develop social, cognitive and affective competencies.