PPIG 2022 - 33rd Annual Workshop
Interactive Bayesian Probability for Learning in Diverse Populations
Zainab Attahiru, Rowan Hall Maudslay, Alan F. Blackwell
Abstract: This paper builds on work presented at PPIG 2021, “Visualising Bayesian Probability in the Kalahari” (Blackwell et al., 2021). Here, we describe a proposed interface for visualising Bayesian probability in a non-Western educational setting—in this case, a school in Nigeria. We evaluate the approach in a school workshop combining didactic and discovery methods of learning. The results offer insights for future curricula in high-school level probability, as well as an agenda for Computer Science education research, exploring how a programming perspective (through model building) might improve reasoning and intuition about probability.