Development and application of statistical notions from professional practice: the case of social workers

Daniel Eudave Muñoz

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to analyze the social workers’ activities involving
the generation and processing of numerical and statistical data and how they deal with
these tasks and how they solve them. The work focuses on the analysis of activities,
situations and conceptual structure, following the approach of the French educational
training (didactique professionnelle). We report the use of statistics for the social workers
in Aguascalientes City, Mexico, and the pragmatical concepts that give meaning and
order to their professional knowledge.

Keywords: pragmatical concept, situated learning, education and work, statistical
education, social work.


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