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Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra

Abstract

This book presents new ideas for why the acceptance and understanding of evolution and related concepts is so difficult for both children and adults. Drawing from diverse fields, the contributors include the foremost researchers and practitioners in the study of children’s cognitive development, science education, teaching of evolution, and the design and evaluation of formal and informal instruction of evolution. The book brings together a unique collection of researchers, educators, and practitioners, who met and discussed many of the ideas incorporated in this volume at regional and natio ... More

Keywords: evolution, evolutionary theory, evolution processes, evolution education, understanding evolution, teaching evolution, science education, biological diversity, cognitive development, cognitive science, natural selection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730421
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl S. Rosengren, editor
Northwestern University

Sarah K. Brem, editor
Arizona State University

E. Margaret Evans, editor
University of Michigan

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