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Table 5 Frequency of instances for CRS Activity# 1 focus group themes, and their distribution among classes and students in focus groups

From: Acknowledging students’ concerns about evolution: a proactive teaching strategy

Theme # Theme description Number of instances Focus group questions from which instances derive Instances per teacher Percentage of students in focus group expressing instance (%)
1 Encouraged respectful classroom discussion and reduced tension around the topic of evolution 32 2, 4,5, 6 (10) 3 (11) 10 (3) 19 (10) 18 (11) 56 (3) 63
2 Increased awareness of the possibility of non-conflict between evolution and religious beliefs 19 3, 4, 5, 6 (10) 7 (11) 6 (3) 6 (10) 27 (11) 44 (3) 63
3 Encouraged reflection on own views and interest in others’ views 29 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (10) 10 (11) 9 (3) 10 (10) 55 (11) 44 (3) 63
4 Students questioned the appropriateness of the activity 7 1, 2, 5 (10) 2 (11) 1 (3) 4 (10) 9 (11) 11 (3) 25