Using Project Based Learning in Statistics Course to Develop the Statistical Literacy for College Students


Using project based learning in the course of Statistics for Career to develop the statistical literacy was conducted with the group of students from Pattani vocational college and Pattani fisheries college who enrolled the course as a core subject in the first semester of academic year 2017. The course composed of theories with practices section and project section in the parallel form. The sample were twenty-three students from both colleges and evaluated by the SATS-36, the final test, the project evaluation form, and the statistical literacy evaluation form. The findings revealed that after attending class, the attitudes toward statistics evaluated by SATS-36 was significantly higher than before learning, the mean of the final test assessed by the objective and subjective tests was above 70 percent. In addition, the mean of the statistical literacy for college students was above 80 percent and also showed with the nine projects from twenty-three students, some example of project titles were the donut and roti consumption satisfaction and the importance of buying dried fish of people in Pattani province.

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Afifi Lateh, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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