Talk:Matthew Fay's Portfolio


Instructor comments on your instructional analysis -- Jz833665 16:52, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

Engaging students' understanding of statistics using authentic data sets is a great topic for your project. You have done comprehensive analysis of the learners, laid out the target objectives, and conducted task analysis to identify enabling and supporting objectives. Please catch up with creating the actual lessons. I have a few thoughts that may help you as you work on the lesson design.

Authentic inquiry using authentic data start with a cognitive need that is often defined by asking authentic questions. Instead of having students run into data analysis directly, it would be helpful to ask them to think about what questions can be asked and addressed based on the given raw data, and then what statistical analyses can be applied to answer their questions. Such deep thinking will facilitate their understanding.

I'm wondering how students' results of analysis will be interpreted and discussed. Are you thinking about using small groups?

Please catch up soon.

Re: Instructor comments on your instructional analysis -- Matthew Fay 08:16, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

That is the kind of questions that I had in mind for this. I also want them to understand which particular graphs are most helpful when considering certain questions. Is a histogram more appropriate than a scatter plot or box and whisker?

Re: Re: Instructor comments on your instructional analysis -- Jz833665 10:04, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

Yes, great thinking.