Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The goal of this project was to develop a workshop that will encourage pre-service teachers to use statistics in their curricula. Current literature and interviews with practicing teachers, university professors, and members of statistical organizations provided information on methods for teaching statistics, professional development for teachers, Australian curricula and standards for secondary and tertiary institutions, and workshop content. A workshop was developed and trialed with ABS staff. It is recommended that ABS perform a trial workshop with pre-service teachers, develop a business plan for the workshop, and make modifications to the workshop for other audiences.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering