Launch of the Data Literacy Research Institute
Oct 2, 2023 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Medicine, and uOttawa's Library are pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Data Literacy Research Institute.
About the event
What do you know about real-world statistical models? Impact of teaching data literacy.
This event intends to develop educational techniques and methodologies that can foster data literacy and statistical literacy skills in both the general public and (future) workers. The talk focuses on issues in fostering learners' capacity to act as critical consumers of statistical messages in the real world that make use of or rely on data-based models and statistical modelling, an important subject that typically receives little attention.
The discussion focuses on the context of teaching general university students (i.e., those who are not majoring in statistics but are pursuing a variety of academic subjects); However, many of the topics and examples brought up are pertinent to people considering pursuing a degree in mathematics or STEM at a university and high-school levels, and in teachers’ professional development in such disciplines).
Iddo Gal, Department of Human Services, University of Haifa, Israel.
Iddo Gal is an Associate Professor of Human Services at the University of Haifa, Israel. Pr. Gal enjoys interdisciplinary interests. His work focuses on the management of service processes, the empowerment of staff members and customers of service organisations, as well as the development and evaluation of statistical literacy and adult numeracy. He is a former president of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), a former editor of the Statistics Education Research Journal, and chaired the numeracy expert group of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). Pr. Gal has collaborated with European organisations to improve the understanding and teaching of "civic statistics" at the university and school levels.