Training graduate students at Penn State University in teaching statistics

W. L. Harkness, J. L. Rosenberger

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The undergraduate instructional program in statistics at Penn State is greatly affected by the availability of resources. Enrollments are very high for introductory courses, resulting in a need to find ways to handle classes with large numbers of students while at the same time trying to incorporate the pedagogical techniques now widely recognized in the educational community and described in Moore's Introduction. This in turn impacts the teacher training program we have put in place for our teaching assistants (TAs). We discuss TA training in teaching statistics for our institutional setting, taking into account our instructional goals, the background of TAs and the resources at our disposal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Statistician
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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