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ALM is an international research forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults.
ALM is planning to run a series of virtual seminars and events over the coming year.

ALM Virtual Seminar 14th March 2022

The third virtual seminar of the 2021-2022 series "What every (numeracy) educator working with (young) adults should know about Civic Statistics, and why."
will take place on Monday 14th March 2022 at 19h00 (UTC).

Speaker: Iddo Gal (Israel)

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The third virtual seminar is offered and hosted by Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM) in association with the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE).

This seminar focuses on understanding ‘Civic Statistics’ which pertain to ‘hot’ domains such as health, crime, poverty, employment, income, (in)equality, environment, and other societal topics. Civic Statistics are of critical importance to societies and take central role in the news and in political life, yet many educators working in adult education (or in schools or colleges) are unfamiliar with their nuances and educational promise for developing statistical literacy and numeracy. We will illustrate the unique features of Civic Statistics, and discuss resulting implications for teaching practices and for promoting critical interpretation, and resulting research frontiers.

Iddo Gal (Israel)
Iddo Gal is an Associate Professor (retired), Dept. of Human Services, University of Haifa, Israel. Iddo enjoys multidisciplinary interests, encompassing the conceptualization, development and assessment of adult numeracy, statistical literacy and related functional competencies; and management of service organizations and empowerment of workers and clients of service organizations. Iddo is a Past-President of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), has chaired the Numeracy Expert Group of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), was a member of the ProCivicStat project (supported by the European Commission’s ERASMUS program), and has been working with UNESCO on developing frameworks for evaluating and enhancing adult numeracy for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 4.6.

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