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  1. Content type: Curriculum and education

    Although we are increasingly aware that an understanding of evolution is critical to all biological fields and to scientific literacy, evolution remains a challenge in the classroom. Here we present a hands-on...

    Authors: Amanda K Gibson, Devin M Drown and Curtis M Lively

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:10

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Accepting the concept of evolution is important for the advancement of biological science and has many implications for daily life. However, a large portion of the general public does not currently accept biol...

    Authors: Louis S Nadelson and Kimberly K Hardy

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Misconceptions about biological evolution specifically and the nature of science in general are pervasive in our society and culture. The view that biological evolution explains life’s origin(s) and that hypot...

    Authors: Justin W Rice, Michael P Clough, Joanne K Olson, Dean C Adams and James T Colbert

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:8

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  4. Content type: Overcoming obstacles to evolution education

    In his review of Bill Nye’s Undeniable, Nicholas Wade proposes a “treaty” to defuse controversies over the teaching of evolution: describing evolution as a theory ambiguously—as a well-established scientific theo...

    Authors: Stephanie Keep, Ann Reid and Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Without an understanding of evolution, members of the public are unlikely to fully grasp many important issues necessary for the understanding science. In addition, evolutionary science plays an important role...

    Authors: Louise S Mead, Judi Brown Clarke, Frank Forcino and Joseph L Graves Jr

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:6

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  6. Content type: Curriculum and education

    Science outreach programs have positive effects on students in both elementary and high school, but are often developed as internships, thus limiting access and requiring significant financial investment. Seve...

    Authors: Shoshanah R Jacobs, Susan Bender and Andrew McAdam

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:4

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  7. Content type: Review

    Public interest in Charles Darwin and in scientific climate of the Victorian era continues to grow. Darwin hobbyists are visiting sites around the world relevant to the life of Charles Darwin: The Galápagos Is...

    Authors: Martha Monica Muñoz

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:1

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  8. Content type: Book review

    Tree Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology, by David Baum and Stacey Smith. Greenwood Village, CO: Roberts and Company Publishers, 2013. Pp. xx +476. ISBN:9781936221165. H/b $75.00.

    Authors: Kate L Hertweck

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:29

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  9. Content type: Curriculum and education

    The Tree of Life is revolutionizing our understanding of life on Earth, and, accordingly, evolutionary trees are increasingly important parts of exhibits on biodiversity and evolution. The authors argue that i...

    Authors: Laura R Novick, Jane Pickering, Teresa MacDonald, Judy Diamond, Shaaron Ainsworth, Adriana E Aquino, Kefyn M Catley, Jeff Dodick, Evelyn Margaret Evans, Camillia Matuk, Janis Sacco and Monique Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:25

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Professional development (PD) efforts have improved acceptance and pedagogical practice related to the theory of evolution in high school biology teachers. However, these teachers express need for more PD rela...

    Authors: William L Romine, Ellen Barnett, Patricia J Friedrichsen and Aaron J Sickel

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is a negative relationship between education and religiosity and a positive relationship between education and acceptance of evolution, but how this manifests in college students who differ in degree of ...

    Authors: Leslie J Rissler, Sarah I Duncan and Nicholas M Caruso

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:24

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  12. Content type: Curriculum and Education

    Cooperative behaviors are both prevalent and perplexing because selfish behaviors often return higher immediate fitness benefits. Additionally, cooperative behaviors are a prominent component of the human beha...

    Authors: Gavin M Leighton

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:19

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Studies of the U.S. general public have demonstrated that acceptance of evolution is a function of both religion and education. To test if this is true of natural history museum patrons as well, we conducted a...

    Authors: Lindsay M Barone, Andrew J Petto and Benjamin C Campbell

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:23

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Fostering pre-service teachers’ acceptance of evolutionary theory and their preference for its teaching implies knowledge of the factors which influence both constructs. This study aims to explore how cognitiv...

    Authors: Jörg Großschedl, Christiane Konnemann and Nicolai Basel

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:18

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  15. Content type: Curriculum and Education

    Here we present a stand-alone, upper level undergraduate laboratory exercise that integrates organismal ecology and evolutionary concepts and minimizes the need for student memorization. This laboratory seeks ...

    Authors: Michelle M Casey and Bruce S Lieberman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    EvoGrader is a free, online, on-demand formative assessment service designed for use in undergraduate biology classrooms. EvoGrader’s web portal is powered by Amazon’s Elastic Cloud and run with LightSIDE Lab’...

    Authors: Kayhan Moharreri, Minsu Ha and Ross H Nehm

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:15

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  17. Content type: Overcoming obstacles to evolution education

    Brandon Haught, author of Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom, is interviewed about his book.

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:14

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Public acceptance and understanding of evolution is among the most investigated themes within studies of science and society. In the past decades, scientists and educators have explored acceptance and understa...

    Authors: Federica Crivellaro and Alessandra Sperduti

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:13

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  19. Content type: History and philosophy

    Vestigial features of humans and other organisms are well known and have long been used as key evidence for evolution. Such features include not only anatomical structures but also physiological processes, bio...

    Authors: Alexander J Werth

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:12

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    It is overwhelmingly acknowledged by the scientific community that evolution and global climate change (GCC) are undeniably supported by physical evidence. And yet, both topics remain politically contentious i...

    Authors: B Elijah Carter and Jason R Wiles

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:6

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Commonplace biodiversity labs in introductory undergraduate biology typically emphasize declarative knowledge. We contend that shifting these labs to emphasize evolution, higher-order cognition, and science re...

    Authors: John M Basey, Anastasia P Maines, Clinton D Francis, Brett Melbourne, Sarah B Wise, Rebecca J Safran and Pieter TJ Johnson

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:10

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Research has revealed that high school students matriculate to college holding misconceptions related to biological evolution. These misconceptions interfere with students’ abilities to grasp accurate scientif...

    Authors: Tony B Yates and Edmund A Marek

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:7

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  23. Content type: Overcoming obstacles to evolution education

    Jeffrey P. Moran’s American Genesis examines the Scopes trial in particular and the antievolution movement in general through the prisms of gender, region, and race. The diversification, of both ideology and stra...

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:32

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Misinterpretations of entropy and conflation with additional misunderstandings of the second law of thermodynamics are ubiquitous among scientists and non-scientists alike and have been used by creationists as...

    Authors: Joshua S Martin, N Adam Smith and Clinton D Francis

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:30

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  25. Content type: Overcoming obstacles to evolution education

    A recent report from the Kentucky Department of Education summarizes and responds to comments from the public about the treatment of evolution in the Next Generation Science Standards, under consideration for ...

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:29

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    There is no place on Earth like the Galapagos Islands and no better destination to discuss the reality of evolution. Under the theme ?Why Does Evolution Matter?, the University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ), E...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C and Avelina Espinosa

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:28

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  27. Content type: Overcoming obstacles to evolution education

    Because human evolution is often a stumbling block for accepting evolution, creationist legends about paleoanthropology are persistent. Three such legends, according to which paleoanthropology is based on find...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Eugenie C Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:27

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Evolution is considered the unifying concept in biology and is also a key theory underlying many areas of human knowledge. Teaching evolution from as early as kindergarten allows children to better understand ...

    Authors: Rita Campos and Alexandra Sá-Pinto

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:25

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014 7:5

  29. Content type: Research article

    This research investigated the knowledge of the complex concept of evolution in a sample (n=1108) of final-year high school students of Rome. Particular attention was given to the evolution of Homo sapiens and to...

    Authors: Fabrizio Rufo, Marco Capocasa, Veronica Marcari, Enzo D’arcangelo and Maria Enrica Danubio

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:19

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  30. Content type: Research article

    People have preconceived notions about how the world works from personal experiences. When these notions are scientifically inaccurate they can encourage unintended learning outcomes. Thus assessing students’ ...

    Authors: Kristy L Halverson, Carrie J Boyce and Jill D Maroo

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:24

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  31. Content type: Review

    The theory of evolution is the fundamental backbone to the discipline of biology, yet many students possess misunderstandings. The teacher is the most important school-based factor in student learning, and the...

    Authors: Aaron J Sickel and Patricia Friedrichsen

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:23

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  32. Content type: ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE

    As outlined in the introductory article “The Neverending Story—Using the Narrative as a Fundamental Approach to Teaching Biology and Beyond,” historical storytelling has the potential to add understanding and ...

    Authors: Marcus Kumala

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 6:278

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