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  1. People with visual impairment have benefitted from recent developments of assistive technology that aim to decrease socio-economic inequality. However, access to post-secondary education is still extremelly ch...

    Authors: Telma G. Laurentino, Marisa Xavier, Fabrizia Ronco, Francisco Pina-Martins, Iolanda Domingues, Bruno Penha, Marta Dias, Alexandra de Sousa, Tiago Carrilho, Leonor R. Rodrigues, Carlota Pinheiro, Daniela Rato, Duarte Balata, Gonçalo Ayala-Botto, Margarida Matos, Maria Campelo…

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2021 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To teach evolution efficiently teachers must be able to diagnose their students’ ideas and understanding of the phylogeny of organisms. This encompasses different facets of content-specific professional knowle...

    Authors: Julian Fischer, Thorben Jansen, Jens Möller and Ute Harms

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2021 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Evolution is a key concept of biology, fundamental to understand the world and address important societal problems, but research studies show that it is still not widely understood and accepted. Several factor...

    Authors: Xana Sá-Pinto, Giulia Realdon, Gregor Torkar, Bruno Sousa, Martha Georgiou, Alex Jeffries, Konstantinos Korfiatis, Silvia Paolucci, Patrícia Pessoa, Joana Rocha, Panagiotis K. Stasinakis, Bento Cavadas, Angelica Crottini, Tanja Gnidovec, Teresa Nogueira, Penelope Papadopoulou…

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2021 14:3

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  4. Striving toward a better understanding of how the global spread of creationist ideology may impact biology teachers and teaching worldwide, this study comparatively examines how biology teachers from three Lat...

    Authors: Heslley Machado Silva, Alandeon W. Oliveira, Gabriela Varela Belloso, Martín Andrés Díaz and Graça S. Carvalho

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2021 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Neil Shubin has written an excellent, accessible book explaining how innovations in biology evolve. The key insight—one provided by Darwin but fleshed out by biologists over the subsequent century and a half—i...

    Authors: Norman Johnson

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:24

    Content type: Book review

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  6. Although personal, familial, and community conflict with evolution have been documented in the literature, these scales require conceptualization as a construct and operationalization as a measure. The Scales ...

    Authors: Gena C. Sbeglia and Ross H. Nehm

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:23

    Content type: Research article

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  7. National institutes and education initiatives emphasize the need to prepare future biologists to apply discoveries in science towards solving problems that are both social and scientific in nature. Research fr...

    Authors: Erin Fried, Andrew Martin, Alexa Esler, Antoine Tran and Lisa Corwin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:22

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This is a review of Mitonuclear Ecology by Geoffrey E. Hill, which discusses the potential role of mitochondrial-nuclear (mitonuclear) interactions in key evolutionary processes.

    Authors: Logan W. Cole

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:21

    Content type: Book review

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  9. A phylogeny depicts the hypothesized evolutionary relationships among taxa as a nested hierarchical branching diagram. Interpreting the relationships among taxa on a phylogeny is part of a set of skills called...

    Authors: Luke D. Blacquiere, Allia Fawaz and William J. Hoese

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:20

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  10. Many individuals reject evolutionary theory due to a perceived conflict with their religious beliefs. To bridge this gap, educators have attempted different approaches including approaching evolution rejection...

    Authors: Ethan R. Tolman, Daniel G. Ferguson, Mark Mann, April Maskiewicz Cordero and Jamie L. Jensen

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:19

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Relatively little information is available regarding the level of acceptance of evolution and knowledge about evolution in different educational settings in Europe. The aim of the present study is to fill this...

    Authors: Paul Kuschmierz, Andra Meneganzin, Rianne Pinxten, Telmo Pievani, Dragana Cvetković, Evangelia Mavrikaki, Dittmar Graf and Anna Beniermann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:18

    Content type: Review Article

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  12. Thomas Seeley reviews a half century of research, mostly conducted by himself and his colleagues on the ecology, evolution, and natural history of wild honey bees. He provides insights into how bees reproduce,...

    Authors: Norman A. Johnson

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:17

    Content type: Book review

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  13. Over a decade ago, the first nationally representative probability survey concerning the teaching of evolution revealed disquieting facts about evolution education in the United States. This 2007 survey found ...

    Authors: Eric Plutzer, Glenn Branch and Ann Reid

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  14. If an instructional environment that is conducive to learning generally requires the development of good student–teacher relationships, then a classroom atmosphere of trust is an especially important considera...

    Authors: Lawrence C. Scharmann and Bette L. Grauer

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:13

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Despite the importance of understanding the mechanism of natural selection for both academic success and everyday decision-making, this concept is one of the most challenging to learn in contemporary science. ...

    Authors: Sarah A. Brown, Samuel Ronfard and Deborah Kelemen

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Students frequently explain evolutionary processes, such as adaptation, in a teleological way. These teleological explanations may involve goal-directedness, purpose, an external designer or the internal needs...

    Authors: Helge Gresch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:10

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The development of creationism to its multiple modern forms has been made possible in part by its appropriation and misuse of mainstream scientific terms. Here we illustrate how anti-evolutionary advocates hav...

    Authors: R. Joel Duff, Thomas R. Beatman and David S. MacMillan III

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:9

    Content type: Review Article

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  18. This is a review of Bruce MacFadden’s Broader Impacts of Science on Society. Here, MacFadden suggests how scientists should, and how the National Science Foundation tries to, spread interest in and understanding ...

    Authors: Egbert Giles Leigh Jr.

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:8

    Content type: Book review

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  19. Regional academic conferences provide a variety of benefits to attendants, but hosting them can be costly. Here, we share benefits and drawbacks of hosting regional evolution meetings from the vantages of a te...

    Authors: Christopher Dana Lynn, Amanda Guitar, Chloe M. T. Keck and Amy L. Rector

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:7

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  20. Teleology is one of the critical aspects of students’ intuitive concepts about living beings and, specifically, their evolution. This cognitive bias imposes a substantial restriction on the process of learning...

    Authors: Leonardo González Galli, Gastón Peréz and Alma Adrianna Gómez Galindo

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:6

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  21. We provide a brief overview of Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups by Paul Atkins, David Sloan Wilson, and Steven Hayes. The book offers a range of promi...

    Authors: Dustin Eirdosh and Susan Hanisch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:5

    Content type: Book review

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  22. We describe the ubiquity of teleological language and thinking throughout biology, as a context for understanding how students think about evolution, as well. Examples can be found in molecular biology, physio...

    Authors: A. Werth and D. Allchin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:4

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  23. Teleology, explaining the existence of a feature on the basis of what it does, is usually considered as an obstacle or misconception in evolution education. Researchers often use the adjective “teleological” t...

    Authors: Kostas Kampourakis

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:1

    Content type: Review Article

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  24. In 1956, evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane posed a question to anthropologists: “Are the biological differences between human groups comparable with those between groups of domestic animals such as greyhou...

    Authors: Heather L. Norton, Ellen E. Quillen, Abigail W. Bigham, Laurel N. Pearson and Holly Dunsworth

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:17

    Content type: Review

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  25. In his magnum opus, Natural History: General and Particular, Count Buffon, one of the leading natural historians of the 18th century, argued that all life in the New World, particularly North America, was degener...

    Authors: Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:15

    Content type: Review Article

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  26. To realize the promise of the Next Generation Science Standards, educators require new three-dimensional, phenomenon-based curriculum materials. We describe and report on pilot test results from such a resource—E...

    Authors: Sheila A. Homburger, Dina Drits-Esser, Molly Malone, Kevin Pompei, Kagan Breitenbach, Ryan D. Perkins, Pete C. Anderson, Nicola C. Barber, Amy J. Hawkins, Sam Katz, Max Kelly, Harmony Starr, Kristin M. Bass, Jo Ellen Roseman, Joseph Hardcastle, George DeBoer…

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:13

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  27. Evolution is a central, unifying theory for all of life science, yet the subject is poorly represented in most secondary-school biology courses, especially in the United States. One challenge to learning evolu...

    Authors: Vaughn S. Cooper, Taylor M. Warren, Abigail M. Matela, Michael Handwork and Shani Scarponi

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:12

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  28. Charles Darwin viewed eyes as the epitome of evolution by natural selection, describing them as organs of extreme perfection and complication. The visual system is therefore fertile ground for teaching fundame...

    Authors: Samuel R. Gochman, Marilyn Morano Lord, Naman Goyal, Kristie Chow, Benjamin K. Cooper, Lauren K. Gray, Stephanie X. Guo, Kylie A. Hill, Stephen K. Liao, Shiyao Peng, Hyun J. Seong, Alma Wang, Eun K. Yoon, Shirley Zhang, Erica Lobel, Tim Tregubov…

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:9

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Macroevolutionary time is a difficult idea to grasp and is considered to be a threshold concept in teaching and learning evolution. One way of addressing this subject is to use animations that represent evolut...

    Authors: Jörgen Ingemar Stenlund and Lena Anna Elisabet Tibell

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:8

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  30. Misunderstandings of the nature of science (NOS) contribute greatly to resistance to evolutionary theory especially among non-scientific audiences. Here we delineate three extended instructional examples that ...

    Authors: Craig E. Nelson, Lawrence C. Scharmann, Jean Beard and Lawrence I. Flammer

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:6

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  31. Despite widespread concern about the differential measurement of evolution acceptance among researchers, no one has systematically explored how instrument choice can impact research results and conclusions in ...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Barnes, Hayley M. Dunlop, Emily A. Holt, Yi Zheng and Sara E. Brownell

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:4

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  32. The religious or cultural objections by many people to the teaching of evolution in high school biology classrooms can impact both students’ willingness to explore a scientific understanding of evolutionary th...

    Authors: Constance M. Bertka, Briana Pobiner, Paul Beardsley and William A. Watson

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:3

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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