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The contributions of this special issue explore all aspects of teleological reasoning and teleological language pertinent to the teaching and learning of evolution. It includes a wide 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.
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From the BMC On Biology blog
The assessment of evolutionary understanding and acceptance play a central role in many evidence-based educational pursuits. In order to draw greater attention to the topic of evolution assessment and further research efforts in this area, Evolution: Education and Outreach debuts its first special issue devoted to the topic of evolution assessment.
EVEO is now indexed by SCOPUS
Evolution: Education and Outreach is now indexed by Scopus.
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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)