This paper discusses the concept of probability literacy in teacher education, based on an empirical study with in-service teachers that relies on a theoretical framework which analysed the concept of probability related to education. The study is also based on a theorical probability literacy model comprised of two types of elements: cognitive and dispositional components, which can enable people to understand statistical concepts. The mathematics teachers were able to realise the importance of probability literacy in decision making and for a critical citizenship. The results suggested that an important strategy on these teacher education meetings was to raise different arguments and questioning, problematizing the teachers’ answers. The analysis of data suggested that the questioning approach with teachers may provide their reflections about concepts of probability and how to teach critically these concepts
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020)
PublisherINTED International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Pages706-712
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978 84 09 17939 8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020) -
Duration: 2 Mar 2020 → …
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Conference14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020)
Period2/03/20 → …
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    Research areas

  • probabilistic learning, probability theory, literacy

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