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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Understanding evolution is critical to learning biology, but few college instructors take advantage of the body of peer-reviewed literature that can inform evolution teaching and assessment. Here we summarize ...

    Authors: Robert E. Furrow and Jeremy L. Hsu

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:2

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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  23. Evolution education research has focused on biology populations, while other disciplines organized around evolutionary theory—such as biological anthropology—remain understudied. Cognitive science and educatio...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Beggrow and Gena C. Sbeglia

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:1

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  24. The evolution education research community has defined the construct of “evolution acceptance” in different ways and measured it using different instruments. One of these instruments—the GAENE—has not been ana...

    Authors: Gena C. Sbeglia and Ross H. Nehm

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:18

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  25. Current direct Likert measures for evolution acceptance include the MATE, GAENE, and I-SEA. Pros and cons of each of these instruments have been debated, and yet there is a dearth of research teasing out their...

    Authors: William L. Romine, Amber N. Todd and Emily M. Walter

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:17

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  26. For the last 59 years a team of Russian geneticists led by Lyudmila Trut have been running one of the most important biology experiments of the 20th, and now 21st, century. The experiment was the brainchild of...

    Authors: Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:16

    Content type: Review

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  27. Students’ knowledge of scientific principles of evolution is often inadequate, despite its recognized importance for understanding biology. Moreover, difficulties associated with underlying abstract concepts s...

    Authors: Daniela Fiedler, Steffen Tröbst, Jörg Großschedl and Ute Harms

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:15

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  28. In this article, I provide an analysis of my work (1985–present) with non-major biology students and science teacher candidates in developing strategies for teaching and enhancing learning with respect to evol...

    Authors: Lawrence C. Scharmann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:14

    Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION

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  29. This is a review of Ryan’s A Taste for the Beautiful and Prum’s The Evolution of Beauty, two books that show how sexual selection by female choice can favor the evolution of beauty.

    Authors: Egbert Giles Leigh Jr

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:13

    Content type: Book Review

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  30. Previous research has identified numerous factors to explain why students have difficulty learning about evolution. Some of these factors include a student’s background (including their religion and major of s...

    Authors: Emily A. Holt, T. Heath Ogden and Susan L. Durham

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:11

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  31. For the past 32 years, we have polled first-year biology students annually at the University of New South Wales concerning their views about evolution and creationism. The purposes of the research were to iden...

    Authors: Michael Archer, Alistair G. B. Poore, Alexis M. Horn, Hayley Bates, Stephen Bonser, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Russell, Nikkita P. Archer, Dylan J. Bye and E. James Kehoe

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:12

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  32. Despite the overwhelming agreement among scientists regarding the fundamental importance of evolution to all areas of biology, a lack of evolution understanding and acceptance has been reported in studies of s...

    Authors: Kelsey J. Metzger, Darian Montplaisir, David Haines and Kyle Nickodem

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:10

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  33. The Galápagos archipelago is known worldwide for its contributions to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and the islands continue to support studies in evolutionary biology. Yet despite...

    Authors: Clayton Mazur, Tiffany Galush, Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:9

    Content type: RESEARCH ARTICLE

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  34. Research in evolutionary biology has been progressively influenced by big data such as massive genome and transcriptome sequencing data, scalar measurements of several phenotypes on tens to thousands of indivi...

    Authors: Rui Faria, Deborah Triant, Alvaro Perdomo-Sabogal, Bert Overduin, Christoph Bleidorn, Clara Isabel Bermudez Santana, David Langenberger, Giovanni Marco Dall’Olio, Henrike Indrischek, Jan Aerts, Jan Engelhardt, Johannes Engelken, Katja Liebal, Mario Fasold, Sofia Robb, Sonja Grath…

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:8

    Content type: Curriculum and education

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