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Table 5 A comparison of student improvement on misconceptions

From: Iterative design of a simulation-based module for teaching evolution by natural selection

Misconception Significant improvement in workbook version? Significant improvement in tutorial version?
Need to change Yes Yes
Individuals evolve Yes Yes
Gradual population change Yes Yes
Adaptive mutation No Yes
Beneficial traits Not assessed Yes
Acquired traits Not assessed Yes
  1. Comparison of student improvement on misconceptions when using the workbook version of the Darwinian Snails module (as measured by Abraham et al. 2009) or using the tutorial version (data from study 1; Fig. 3; Table 4). Because the assessment instruments were different, only a qualitative comparison is shown