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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Review

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  4. Professional papers in evolutionary biology continue to host expressions in agreement with the pre-evolutionary metaphor of the scala naturae (the great chain of being), when contrasting ‘lower’ to ‘higher’ repre...

    Authors: Emanuele Rigato and Alessandro Minelli

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:18

    Content type: Research article

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  5. We describe a National Science Foundation-funded project called ‘Evolution Readiness’ that used computer-based interactive models as well as hands-on activities to help fourth grade students learn Darwin's mod...

    Authors: Paul Horwitz, Cynthia A McIntyre, Trudilyne L Lord, Laura M O’Dwyer and Carolyn Staudt

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:21

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Phylogenies are ubiquitous in college-level biology textbooks, yet many college students continue to struggle to interpret them correctly. Multiple activities and frameworks for teaching phylogenies have been ...

    Authors: Sarah L Eddy, Alison J Crowe, Mary Pat Wenderoth and Scott Freeman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:13

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The purpose of this study was to investigate evolution acceptance among pre-service primary teachers who opted to study biology (n=35). In this part of their teacher training course they were introduced to the th...

    Authors: Shagufta Arthur

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:20

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The board game ACAGATATA simulates how randomness originates biodiversity. An individual (genotype ACAGATATA) produces offspring with a chance of error during DNA replication (mutation) at each generation, sho...

    Authors: André Eterovic and Charles Morphy D Santos

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:22

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Current university-level evolution instruction often suffers from a disjointed curriculum that separates molecular and ecological processes, at times omitting the former altogether. At the same time, national ...

    Authors: Peter JT White, Merle Heidemann, Miles Loh and James J Smith

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. An in-depth understanding of the process and products of evolution is an essential part of a complete biology education. Phylogenetic trees are a very important tool for understanding evolution and presenting ...

    Authors: Aimee K Young, Brian T White and Tara Skurtu

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:16

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Darwin: A Graphic Biography provides a lighthearted, generally accurate, and overall delightful account of Darwin’s life and work in the form of a graphic novel.

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:14

    Content type: Book review

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  12. Humanity is currently in the midst of a self-induced great mass extinction of plant and animal life that is having and will have profound effects on the future biological evolution of Earth’s species if enviro...

    Authors: Ron Wagler

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:9

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Informal education, especially if in collaboration with formal education, can be an important vehicle for communicating current research in science to the public as well as significant in drawing the young nea...

    Authors: Veronica Padovani, Carlyn S Buckler, Alessandro F Gualtieri and Alessandro Vescogni

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Biological evolutionary explanations pervade all biological fields and bring them together under one theoretical umbrella. Whereas the scientific community embraces the theory of biological evolution, the gene...

    Authors: Tony B Yates and Edmund A Marek

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Current reforms in undergraduate biology education are advancing research experiences in laboratory courses. Such experiences in evolutionary biology have largely been limited to microbial systems.

    Authors: Christopher W Beck, Lawrence S Blumer and Jakob Habib

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Computer-aided 3-D reconstruction of fossils, or virtual paleontology, is an increasingly common and powerful technique. It is now regularly used for research in paleontology, yet to date has impacted little o...

    Authors: Imran A. Rahman, Keith Adcock and Russell J. Garwood

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:458

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  17. The creationist movements in Brazil, although considered weak, are on the increase. The Brazilian legislation neither imposes any objection in teaching evolution nor obliges the teaching of creationism as an a...

    Authors: Pierre R. Penteado, Karine F. Kavalco and Rubens Pazza

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:456

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  18. The ability to understand and reason with tree-of-life diagrams (i.e., cladograms), referred to as tree thinking, is an essential skill for biology students. Yet, recent findings indicate that cladograms are c...

    Authors: Brenda C. Phillips, Laura R. Novick, Kefyn M. Catley and Daniel J. Funk

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:455

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  19. One of the characteristics of science is its cumulative nature. As more discoveries are made and more is learned, we progressively come to a more and more complete understanding of the physical universe. Evolu...

    Authors: David Zeigler

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:454

    Content type: Viewpoint

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  20. This multi-day exercise is designed for a college genetics and evolution laboratory to demonstrate concepts of inheritance and phenotypic and molecular evolution using a live model organism, Drosophila simulans. ...

    Authors: Caiti S. S. Heil, Mika J. Hunter, Juliet K. F. Noor, Kathleen Miglia, Brenda Manzano-Winkler, Shannon R. McDermott and Mohamed A. F. Noor

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:447

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  21. This article discusses the importance and benefits of providing lower secondary school students with some knowledge of human evolution and its educational context. The author surveyed science teaching in secon...

    Authors: Barbara Bajd

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:445

    Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

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  22. High school science students are often unwilling to learn about evolution due to a perceived conflict with their religious beliefs. Other students are able to understand evolution despite the fact that they do...

    Authors: Ronald S. Hermann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:446

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  23. Phylogenetic reconstruction, divergence times, and population genetics are critical concepts for a complete understanding of evolution. Unfortunately, students generally lack “tree-thinking” skills and are oft...

    Authors: Luana S. Maroja and Jason A. Wilder

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:436

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  24. Historically, ideas on the origins of life have been mingled with evolutionary explanations. Darwin avoided discussing the origin of the very first species in public although he acknowledged the possibility th...

    Authors: Juli Peretó and Jesús Català

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:442

    Content type: Origin of Life

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  25. Natural selection driving adaptive changes is a powerful and intuitive explanation for the evolution of the living world around us. Evolution at the molecular level, however, is chiefly ruled by random genetic...

    Authors: Claudia A. M. Russo and Carolina M. Voloch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:438

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  26. Biogeography is the discipline of biology that studies the present and past distribution patterns of biological diversity and their underlying environmental and historical causes. For most of its history, biog...

    Authors: Isabel Sanmartín

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:421

    Content type: Geography and Evolution

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  27. Insights into the geography of life have played a fundamental role in motivating major developments in evolutionary biology. The focus here is on outlining some of these major developments, specifically in the...

    Authors: Bruce S. Lieberman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:414

    Content type: Geography and Evolution

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  28. Our understanding of the origin of species, or speciation, is sometimes viewed as incomplete, a “mystery of mysteries.” We in fact know a lot about speciation, especially when we consider its two basic compone...

    Authors: Robert M. Zink

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:411

    Content type: Geography and Evolution

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  29. Invasive species are a major threat to modern ecosystems and cause billions of dollars in economic damage annually. The long-term impacts of species invasions are difficult to assess on ecological timescales a...

    Authors: Alycia L. Stigall

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:410

    Content type: Geograph and Evolution

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  30. While some marine animals are capable of traveling great distances, many have limited mobility as adults and spend the majority of their lifetimes in a small geographical area or may even be cemented to a sing...

    Authors: Jonathan R. Hendricks

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:406

    Content type: Geography and Evolution

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  31. Species’ ranges are often treated as a fixed characteristic, rather than a fluid, ever-changing manifestation of their ecological requirements and dispersal abilities. Paleontologists generally have had a bett...

    Authors: A. Townsend Peterson and Bruce S. Lieberman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:385

    Content type: Geography and Evolution

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