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Evolution ChallengesIntegrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution$
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Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans, and Gale M. Sinatra

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199730421

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.001.0001

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Evolution and the Nature and Process of Science

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(p.410) 18 Making Connections
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Evolution Challenges
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Anna Thanukos

Judy Scotchmoor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0018

This chapter explores ways that learners’ perceptions of evolution and their perceptions of the nature and process of science may be intertwined. Literature from relevant research in cognitive psychology related to this connection is reviewed. The chapter also examines how misconceptions about the nature and process of science relate to both the learning and acceptance of evolution. The chapter also describes one effort, the Understanding Evolution website, to address public understanding of evolution and the nature of science. The description focuses on the design and goals of the website and evaluates the effectiveness for teaching and learning about evolution.

Keywords:   understanding evolution, misconceptions, nature of science, evolution acceptance, evolution understanding, teaching evolution, learning evolution

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