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  1. Content type: Museums and Evolution

    Florence has a tradition of Natural Philosophy, and since as early as the sixteenth century fossils were collected by the Granduke. The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence houses today coll...

    Authors: Stefano Dominici and Elisabetta Cioppi

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:404

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  2. Content type: Museums and Evolution

    The Natural History Museum’s approach to conducting learning conversations about evolution with visitors in the galleries is described. Potentially difficult scenarios were identified, and training was develop...

    Authors: Honor Gay

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:402

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  3. Content type: MUSEUMS AND EVOLUTION

    We examined whether a single visit to an evolution exhibition contributed to conceptual change in adult (n = 30), youth, and child (n = 34) museum visitors’ reasoning about evolution. The exhibition included seve...

    Authors: Amy N. Spiegel, E. Margaret Evans, Brandy Frazier, Ashley Hazel, Medha Tare, Wendy Gram and Judy Diamond

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:399

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  4. Content type: Museums and Evolution

    Museums play a vitally important role in supporting both informal and formal education and are important venues for fostering public understanding of evolution. The Yale Peabody Museum has implemented signific...

    Authors: Jane Pickering, Laura Fawcett and Leonard Munstermann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:398

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  5. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Three museum professionals with extensive expertise in informal science education about evolution—Warren D. Allmon, Judy Diamond, and Martin Weiss—are interviewed about the interaction of teachers and natural ...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and W. Eric Meikle

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:408

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  6. Content type: Museums and Evolution

    The 55-million-year fossil record of horses (Family Equidae) has been frequently cited as a prime example of long-term macroevolution. In the second half of the nineteenth century, natural history museum exhib...

    Authors: Bruce J. MacFadden, Luz Helena Oviedo, Grace M. Seymour and Shari Ellis

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:394

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  7. Content type: Viewpoint

    In systematics, the importance of a species’ name is obvious and very considerable — it may even affect the names of other taxa (genera and families). Here, I argue that in some specific circumstances the name...

    Authors: Tomasz Skawiński

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:391

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  8. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Acceptance of evolution by educators of prospective teachers remains superficially studied despite their role in having mentored schoolteachers whose weak support of evolution is known. Here, we contrast the v...

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

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:383

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  9. Content type: Museums and evolution

    Tree of life diagrams are graphic representations of phylogeny—the evolutionary history and relationships of lineages—and as such these graphics have the potential to convey key evolutionary ideas and principl...

    Authors: Teresa MacDonald and E. O. Wiley

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:387

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  10. Content type: Education and Curriculum Article

    Contrary to popular belief, evolution is not necessarily progressive. Indeed, traits are often lost or substantially reduced in the process of evolution. In this article, we present several case studies that c...

    Authors: Norman A. Johnson, David C. Lahti and Daniel T. Blumstein

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:381

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  11. Content type: Evolution and Medicine

    Public health courses are emerging as popular undergraduate offerings, especially at universities with schools of public health. It is important to note that evolution has shaped the burden of disease in the m...

    Authors: Gilbert S. Omenn

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:382

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  12. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:380

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  13. Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

    Evolutionary medicine is a perspective on medical sciences derived through application of theory of evolution to aid in therapeutics. This study sought to determine the level of knowledge and acceptance of evo...

    Authors: Asfandyar Yousuf, Muhammad Ahmed bin Daud and Amina Nadeem

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:376

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  14. Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

    The common scientific roots of evolution and medicine are deep, as these fields of science developed in parallel from the Enlightenment in the late 1700s to the modern genomics era. The influence of the medica...

    Authors: Michael F. Antolin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:372

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  15. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Most early evolutionary thinkers came from medicine, yet evolution has had a checkered history in medical education. It is only in the last few decades that serious efforts have begun to be made to integrate e...

    Authors: Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia M. Low, Alan S. Beedle and Peter D. Gluckman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:374

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  16. Content type: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO EVOLUTION EDUCATION

    Science teachers can use examples and concepts from evolutionary medicine to teach the three concepts central to evolution: common descent, the processes or mechanisms of evolution, and the patterns produced b...

    Authors: W. Eric Meikle and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:379

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  17. Content type: Review

    Evolutionary theories are critical for understanding cancer development at the level of species as well as at the level of cells and tissues, and for developing effective therapies. Animals have evolved potent...

    Authors: Matias Casás-Selves and James DeGregori

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:373

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  18. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Over the past several years, numerous reports that have been independently prepared by prestigious organizations in the U.S. have agreed that new approaches to improve teaching and learning of biology at both ...

    Authors: Jay B. Labov

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:367

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  19. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Considerable research has focused on differences in expert and novice problem representation and performance within physics, chemistry, and genetics. Here, we examine whether models of problem solving based on...

    Authors: Ross H. Nehm and Judith Ridgway

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:369

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  20. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    All life on earth descended from a single common ancestor that existed several billion years ago; thus, any pair of organisms will have had a common ancestor at some point in their history. This concept is fun...

    Authors: Brian T. White and Steven Yamamoto

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:366

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  21. Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

    Medical students have much to gain by understanding how evolutionary principles affect human health and disease. Many theoretical and experimental studies have applied lessons from evolutionary biology to issu...

    Authors: Joe Alcock and Mark D. Schwartz

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:362

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  22. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Can one develop a syllabus for a course in evolutionary medicine that covers both its diversity and its depth? What topics generate the most interest and the best discussions? How can such a course be structur...

    Authors: Stephen C. Stearns

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:363

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  23. Content type: Article

    Evolution and Medicine is a curriculum supplement designed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) for high school students. The supplement is freely availab...

    Authors: Paul M. Beardsley, Molly A. M. Stuhlsatz, Rebecca A. Kruse, Irene A. Eckstrand, Shefa D. Gordon and Ward F. Odenwald

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:361

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  24. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:359

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  25. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Laws prohibiting the teaching of human evolution were in effect in some states for over 40 years during the twentieth century. While such laws have been ruled unconstitutional, the opposition to evolution whic...

    Authors: William Eric Meikle

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:358

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  26. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Ever since the publication of The Origin of Species, anthropologists and archaeologists have been in turns enchanted and repulsed by the idea that cultural diversity can be explained by a Darwinian model of desce...

    Authors: Jamshid J. Tehrani

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:345

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