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  1. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    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

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  2. Content type: ORIGIN OF LIFE

    How life on Earth began remains an unexplained scientific problem. This problem is nuanced in its practical details and the way attempted explanations feedback with questions and developments in other areas of...

    Authors: H. James Cleaves II

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:443

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  3. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Evolution and the origin of life are separate, if connected, topics, but they are frequently conflated—especially by creationists. Regarding the natural origin of life as “the soft underbelly” of evolution, cr...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:449

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  4. Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

    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

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  5. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    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

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  6. Content type: Origin of Life

    The origin of life on Earth remains a mystery, but the question can still be approached with scientific rigor. Identifying life’s origins requires the definition of life itself, which has been described as a s...

    Authors: Andrew D. Ellington

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:440

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  7. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    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

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  8. Content type: Origin of Life

    Darwin suggested that all life on Earth could be phylogenetically related. Modern biology has confirmed Darwin’s extraordinary insight; the existence of a universal genetic code is just one of many evidences o...

    Authors: Luis Delaye and Arturo Becerra

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:444

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  9. Content type: Origin of Life

    During the first half of the twentieth century, many scientists considered viruses the smallest living entities and primitive life forms somehow placed between the inert world and highly evolved cells. The dev...

    Authors: Purificación López-García and David Moreira

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:441

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  10. Content type: Origin of Life

    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

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  11. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    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

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  12. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    The concept of evolution is fundamental to the teaching of biological sciences. Nevertheless, it seems frequently neglected and/or forgotten in our classrooms and absent from the school syllabus. These difficu...

    Authors: Sandra Assis and Susana Carvalho

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:437

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  13. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    The research study investigated the possible associations among science and biology teachers’ knowledge and belief variables concerning teaching evolution in science and biology classes. Specifically, this stu...

    Authors: Ceren Tekkaya, Gülsüm Akyol and Semra Sungur

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:433

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  14. Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

    Despite a considerable amount of scientific evidence, evolution is still a highly controversial issue in American education. This review analyzes studies that investigate the relationship between evolution edu...

    Authors: Jenny D. Lloyd-Strovas and Ximena E. Bernal

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:435

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:450

  15. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    The Evolutionary Attitudes and Literacy Survey (EALS) is a multidimensional scale consisting of 16 lower- and 6 higher-order constructs developed to measure the wide array of factors that influence both an ind...

    Authors: Stephen D. Short and Patricia H. Hawley

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:429

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  16. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    In an effort to understand how to improve student learning about evolution, a focus of science education research has been to document and address students’ naive ideas. Less research has investigated how stud...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Beggrow and Ross H. Nehm

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:432

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  17. Content type: Evo-Devo

    To explain the evolution of complex organisms by random mutation, drift, and selection is not a trivial task. This becomes obvious if we imagine an organism in which most genes affect most traits and all mutat...

    Authors: Mihaela Pavlicev and Günter P. Wagner

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:430

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  18. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth provides a lively, accurate, and delightful explanation of evolution in the form of a graphic novel.

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:431

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  19. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:425

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  20. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    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

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  21. Content type: Evo-Devo

    A body plan is a suite of characters shared by a group of phylogenetically related animals at some point during their development. The concept of bauplane, or body plans, has played and continues to play a cen...

    Authors: Katherine E. Willmore

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:424

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  22. Content type: Evo-Devo

    Heterochrony can be defined as change to the timing or rate of development relative to the ancestor. Because organisms generally change in shape as well as increase in size during their development, any variat...

    Authors: Kenneth J. McNamara

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:420

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  23. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    In a questionnaire-based survey, the proportion of Glasgow University first year biology students who rejected evolution in 2009–2011 was about 7%, similar to the previously reported average figure for 1987–19...

    Authors: Ronan Southcott and J. Roger Downie

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:419

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  24. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Students in a large introductory biology course at Flinders University, South Australia, were quizzed on misconceptions relating to evolution and their acceptance of evolutionary theory before and after comple...

    Authors: Sam Buckberry and Karen Burke da Silva

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:416

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  25. Content type: MUSEUMS AND EVOLUTION

    In 2009, the Natural History Museum, London celebrated the bicentenary of Charles Darwin and the sesquicentennial of his seminal work The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by commissioning a new conte...

    Authors: Robert M. Bloomfield

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:403

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  26. Content type: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

    The ancient Greek philosopher Eubulides of Miletus drew attention to the impossibility of defining a point of transition between two states or conditions at opposite ends of a continuum. The ensuing “drawing t...

    Authors: Barend Vlaardingerbroek

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:392

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  27. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Research has shown that children usually provide teleological explanations for the features of organisms and artifacts, from a very early age (3–4 years old). However, there is no consensus on whether teleolog...

    Authors: Kostas Kampourakis, Eirini Palaiokrassa, Maria Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Pavlidi and Myrto Argyropoulou

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:393

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  28. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    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

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