Workshop Teaching Statistics in Human and Behavioral Sciences

The workshop Teaching Statistics in Human and Behavioral Sciences will take place at Naples the 7th of May 2019, Chiostro dei Santi Marcellino e Festo, Napoli, Aula G1 (Via Leopoldo Rodinò, 22).


This workshop will bring together the International professors, lectures and scientists in the field of statistical methods to measure anxiety.

The international event will allow the involved participants:
1) to discuss the results achieved from the first Output of the ALEAS project namely O1 : Report on secondary school students’ performance in Mathematics;
2) to gather new inputs from the last scientific publications in the field of interception between Teaching Statistics and Human and Behavioral Sciences;
3) to trigger the creation of a community of practice in this field bringing together different academic experts from different discipline;
4) to disseminate the aims of the project:
5) to exploit the network in order to include the curriculum in different universities.


9:45 – 10:00 Welcome address

10:00 – 10:20 Presentation of the ALEAS project


10:20 – 11:00 Stat Anxiety

  • Maria Pampaka (University of Manchester, UK)
    Review on Maths Anxiety, including statistics
  • Caterina Primi (University of Florence, Italy)
    Non-cognitive factors in learning statistics: the role of mathematics
    anxiety and statistics anxiety


11:30 – 12:30 Active learning strategies

  • Corinne Hahn (ESCP Europe Paris, France)
    Student’s misconceptions: what does research in statistics education
    tell us?
  • Olga Timcenko (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark)
    The first course on inferential statistics – from flipped course to flipped semester
  • Emmanuel Zilberberg (ESCP Europe Paris, France)
    Adaptive teaching, adaptive learning: who takes care of adaptation?

12:30 – 13:00 Innovation in learning: a challenge for the publishers

  • Ilaria Molinari (McGraw-Hill, Italy)
    Adaptive Learning: Aleks Your Way
  • Giordano Vecchi (Pearson Italia Spa, Italy)
    Context and usage data: an integrated perspective for the effectiveness of learning ecosystems


14:00 – 15:00 Reports on learning analytics experiences

  • Maria Carmela Catone, Paolo Diana (University of Salerno, Italy)
    Learning and teaching quantitative methods in sociological studies: a multidimensional approach
  • Stefania Mignani, Alessando Lubisco, Mariagiulia Matteucci (University of Bologna, Italy)
    Students’ performance in Statistics in non-statistics degrees
  • Paola Nicolini (University of Macerata, Italy)
    From naive theories to Statistics: how daily representations impact teaching – learning processes
  • Grazia Graziosi, Domenico De Stefano (University of Trieste, Italy)
    E-learning in statistics: a field experiment to investigate students’
    performance using several educational tools

15:00 – 15:45 Assessment programs: incoming and outgoing students

  • Luis J. Rodríguez Muñiz (University of Oviedo, Spain)
    Statistics and probability in Spanish university entrance exams: trends, biases and influence on bachelor degrees
  • Massimo Attanasio (University of Palermo, Italy)
    University students’ careers in Political Sciences in Italy
  • Rosa Fabbricatore (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
    Students’ achievement in mathematics: a review of national and international assessment surveys

16:00 – 17:00 Round Table: Self learning and innovative technologies
(in Statistics education)

  • Chair: Orazio Miglino (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Carla Rampichini (University of Firenze, Italy), Fortunato Musella (Federica Web Learning, University of Naples Federico II, Italy), Giordano Vecchi (Pearson Italia Spa), Rosanna Verde (University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)