Teaching Evolution & The Nature Of Science
- What on 'Earth' Is Evolution? Cherif, Abour; Adams, Gerald; Loehr, John // American Biology Teacher;Oct2001, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p569
Discusses the use of geological concepts and principles as an effective approach to teaching evolutionary biology, as well as the nature of science and the scientific method in the classroom. Description of the teaching model; Rationale behind the development and implementation of the model;...
- A North American Field Guide: Identifying Anti-evolutionistii stealthus. Shepherd-Adams, Cheryl // Reports of the National Center for Science Education;May/Jun2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p15
The article provides a humorous argument regarding the creationist-evolutionist debates taking place in schools around the U.S. The author notes that anti-evolutionists typically call for more local control while at the same time ask for exams prepared at the state level. She also argues that...
- State Standards and Evolution. Moore, Randy // Science Teacher;Summer2004, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p41
Examines the educational standard for teaching evolution in public schools in the state of Minnesota. Disagreement between the general public, science educators and policy authorities in the inclusion of the subject of creationism in biology studies; Focus on the development of cell structure...
- Counterpoint: Evolution Should be the Only Theory Taught in Schools. Rich, Alex K.; Donnelly, Matt // Points of View: Teaching Evolution;2011, p3
The article presents an argument in support of teaching evolution in public schools in the U.S. It emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution to science students since it is said to be the only theory supported by facts, observations and speculation for explaining biology. The article also...
- A perfectly logical thing to do. Moore, Randy // American Biology Teacher;Nov/Dec96, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p452
Editorial. Stresses the importance of teaching evolution as the central theme of biology. Efforts to discredit evolution; Encouragement of teachers to discuss the evidence against evolution; Anti-evolution legislations.
- Teaching evolution using a historically rich curriculum & paired problem solving instructional... Jensen, Murray S.; Finley, Fred N. // American Biology Teacher;Apr97, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p208
Describes the curriculum and instructional strategies used in teaching the principles of biological evolution. Assessment of students' knowledge of biological evolution; Students' conceptions of evolution; Presentation of the non-Darwinian views of evolution; Outcomes of using the paired...
- The teaching of evolution at university level--an alternative approach. Dussart, Georges; Nicholls, Mike // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Summer96, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p107
Presents an interactive, student-based approach to the teaching and learning of evolution at undergraduate level as an alternative to formal, didactic lectures. Features of the approach; Organization of the proposed course; List of references for the sessions.
- End of apartheid for Darwin. Armstrong, Sue // New Scientist;10/8/94, Vol. 144 Issue 1946, p7
Focuses on the possible inclusion of Darwin's theory of evolution in South Africa's national curriculum. Opposition from the Dutch Reformed Church during apartheid; Lobbying efforts of South Africa's Palaeontological Society for teaching evolution.
- Biologists crusade for evolution. Dalton, Rex // Nature;1/11/2001, Vol. 409 Issue 6817, p125
Reports on the effort among scientists to teach evolution in the United States. Desire to combat teachings from creationists; Conferences and societies involved in the movement; Hope of officials at the University of California at Berkeley to receive a US government grant to set up a Web site...