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Evolution: Education and Outreach invites original contributions exploring all aspects of teleological reasoning and teleological language pertinent to the teaching and learning of evolution. The scope of papers to be included in this special issue will range from theoretical reflections on the role that teleology should play in evolution education to empirical studies addressing teleology-related aspects of teaching and learning evolution. Submitted papers may, for example, address: the assessment of students’ teleological reasoning and teleological misconceptions about evolution; teaching strategies and learning environments focusing on teleology; or teachers’ teleology-related instructional practices and professional development. The literature on teleology is diverse; we welcome a range of positions from a variety of disciplines (e.g., cognitive psychology, learning sciences, biology education, philosophy of science).
The assessment of evolutionary understanding and acceptance play a central role in many evidence-based educational pursuits. Many questions in the growing field of evolution education research rely on measures drawn from assessment tools. The U.S. National Research Council (2001, 2014) has emphasized the complexity of drawing valid inferences from assessment tasks, the need for continuing evaluation of assessment tools in diverse contexts, and the paucity of formative and next-generation assessments capable of measuring complex practices and learning progressions. This new special issue welcomes research exploring any aspect of evolution assessment.
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Aims and scope
Evolution: Education and Outreach promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Evolution: Education and Outreach addresses the question of why we should care about evolution by exploring the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history.
Targeting K-16 students, teachers and scientists alike, the journal presents articles to aid members of these communities in the teaching of evolutionary theory. It connects teachers with scientists by adapting cutting-edge, peer reviewed articles for classroom use on varied instructional levels. The journal features multi-authored papers written by teachers and scientists and offers teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations.
Evolution: Education and Outreach:
- Promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience
- Explores the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history
- Offers teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations
The archival content of Evolution: Education and Outreach can be accessed via SpringerLink
Annual Journal Metrics
75 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
75 days to first decision for all manuscripts
126 days from submission to acceptance
14 days from acceptance to publication
2,00 - CiteScore
1,550 Altmetric mentions
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- ISSN: 1936-6434 (electronic)