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Statistical Education

The Statistical Education Section facilitates and promotes engagement with, and advancement of, valued statistical teaching practice at all levels of learning.

Our aim is to collaborate with, unite and support primary, secondary, tertiary education and industry as part of informing and developing statistical education nationally and internationally, and increasing the accessibility of, and interest in, statistics.


Chair: Professor Peter Howley
Email: (zero precedes @)
Assistant Chair: vacant

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To join the Statistical Education section and mailing list please log into your membership profile and tick the relevant box. Help lead statistical education in Australia by informing schools, teachers, friends about the free competitions, resources and opportunities!    

We are leading statistical education for primary & secondary schools in Australia!

FREE ANNUAL EVENT - National Schools Poster Competition (NSPC)


Teams of school students (Grades 3 to 12) engage in this project-based learning activity via an investigation, on any topic, which uses data collection, exploration, visualisation and interpretation. They then develop a poster (for online submission) that reports upon their investigation. Submissions due annually by 10 November. Find out more here.

FREE in 2023 - NSW Bushfire STEM Poster Competition (Stages 3 to 5 - NSW)

Thanks to the NSW Office of Chief Scientist and Engineer, this competition is available in 2023 for Stages 3 to 5 students in NSW.  Submissions due: 30 November!

This competition is much like the above NSPC; however, submisssions need to relate to bushfires, environmental sustainability or other related topics such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, emergency services, Indigenous practices surrounding the bush and its management. Find out more here

FREE in 2023 - Preparing for Industry 5.0 and Beyond: Facilitating the cradle-to-career lifecycle

Statistics, Sustainability, Systems thinking & STEM learning

Delivered free and online by leading educators and industry practitioners via:

  • Teacher PD workshops
  • Student workshops
  • Mini Solar Vehicle Challenge (including free solar vehicle kits)
  • National Schools Poster Competition
Find out more here.

FREE Online Resources - StatsTuneUp!

Animated videos on introductory statistics topics - for primary and secondary teachers and tertiary students – Visit

Resources for teaching statistics (Eurostat's Education Corner)

15th International Congress of Mathematical Education (ICME) - 7-14 July, 2024 (Sydney, Australia)

Professor Peter Howley will co-chair Topic Study Group (TSG) 1.7: Teaching and learning of statistics.

Join us at this quadrennial international conference being held in Australia for the first time in 40 years to help shape the future of statistical education! ICME is the largest international conference on mathematics education.

News from the Statistical Education Section - please click here.


International Statistical Literacy Project - Biannual Newsletters

Statistics at Australian Universities - An SSAI-sponsored Review, December 2005

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