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  1. Beginning in the late sixteenth century, a series of Spanish missions was built in coastal Georgia and northern Florida. These missions were designed to convert and “civilize” the indigenous peoples of the reg...

    Authors: Christopher M. Stojanowski
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:331
  2. In North America, public understanding and acceptance of evolution is alarmingly low. Moreover, acceptance rates are declining, and studies suggest that even students who have taken courses in evolution have t...

    Authors: Timothy R. Frasier and Carol Roderick
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:327
  3. The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium and the academic programs born from its creation have been wildly successful in their initial ventures. These achievements are marked by feedback from across the EvoS...

    Authors: Glenn Geher, Benjamin Crosier, Haley Moss Dillon and Rosemarie Sokol Chang
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:320
  4. The online learning and outreach resource Ask A Biologist (AAB; http://​www.​askabiologist.​org.​uk/​) has been operating for three years, and this paper reports our in...

    Authors: David W. E. Hone, Michael P. Taylor, David Wynick, Paolo Viscardi and Neil Gostling
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:318
  5. EvoS is a consortium of evolutionary studies programs that can catalyze evolutionary training across the curriculum in higher education. This special issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach shows how the dictu...

    Authors: David Sloan Wilson, Glenn Geher, Jennifer Waldo and Rosemarie Sokol Chang
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:319
  6. Evolution is a foundational organizing principle of the life sciences, and yet people still argue that it should be taught only in college, urging that it’s not necessary, too controversial, or too difficult t...

    Authors: Louise S. Mead and Glenn Branch
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:316
  7. Representations are a critical way to communicate scientific knowledge. Systematists biologists are acknowledged as expert tree thinkers who can both read and build phylogenetic trees (e.g., cladograms) accura...

    Authors: Kristy Lynn Halverson
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:307
  8. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Greg Eldredge
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:314
  9. The learning of evolutionary theory typically takes place in the classroom or laboratory. Students of these traditional approaches often leave with the notion that applications of evolutionary theory have litt...

    Authors: Steven M. Platek, Glenn Geher, Leslie Heywood, Hamilton Stapell, J. Ryan Porter and Tia Y. Walters
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:309
  10. Education is broadly defined as the set of processes by which each generation of human beings acquires the culture in which they grow up. By this definition, education is part and parcel of our biological make...

    Authors: Peter Gray
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:306
  11. Pre-medical students are certainly a widely varied group, with different motivations and experiences, different skills sets and interests. However, they often tend to approach their undergraduate education as ...

    Authors: Jennifer Turner Waldo and Stacy A. Greagor
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:308
  12. Nikolaas Tinbergen provided an elegantly comprehensive guide to behavioral research with his Four Questions. Unsurprisingly, these questions summarize the different aspects that are vital to an evolutionary pe...

    Authors: Daniel Tumminelli O’Brien and Andrew C. Gallup
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:305
  13. The eclipse of Darwinism began to end in the 1980s and hangs in the balance today. We need an Extended Synthesis, using “extension” metaphorically. We must extend back in time to recover important aspects of D...

    Authors: Daniel R. Brooks
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:304
  14. The theory of natural selection has been vital in unifying the biological sciences and their research with a single testable metatheory. Despite a plethora of research supporting natural selection, teaching th...

    Authors: Ashley C. King and Tomas Cabeza de Baca
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:310
  15. Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs, conceived of in the terms elaborated by David Sloan Wilson in his book Evolution for Everyone, are intrinsically interdisciplinary. They are also intended to bring individual...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:312
  16. Humans use metaphors to explore their relationship with nature. Our ability to make and understand metaphors appears to be an automatic cognitive process, one that likely evolved along with our ability to crea...

    Authors: Kathleen Robin Hart and John H. Long Jr
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:301
  17. Mass media has always been a prominent source of science information for the general public, and more so than academic journals. The diversification of media with specialized online outlets and the participato...

    Authors: Maryanne L. Fisher, Daniel J. Kruger and Justin R. Garcia
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:302
  18. By simulating evolution through performance, students become physically, as well as mentally, engaged in thinking about evolutionary concepts. This instructional strategy redirects tension around the subject t...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Price
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:300
  19. The present survey was designed to assess predominant regional belief systems and the roles these beliefs play in science understanding and attitudes, and curricular effectiveness in colleges and universities....

    Authors: Patricia H. Hawley, Stephen D. Short, Luke A. McCune, Mark R. Osman and Todd D. Little
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:294
  20. Issues regarding understanding of evolution and resistance to evolution education in the United States are of key importance to biology educators at all levels. While research has measured student views toward...

    Authors: Justin W. Rice, Joanne K. Olson and James T. Colbert
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:289
  21. For many years, the creationist movement in Poland was so marginal that the term “creationism” and its foundations were largely unknown within society. Nevertheless, at the end of the 1980s and beginning of th...

    Authors: Bartosz Borczyk
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:292
  22. Human beings are predisposed to think of evolution as teleological—i.e., having a purpose or directive principle—and the ways scientists talk about natural selection can feed this predisposition. This work exa...

    Authors: Leonardo Martín González Galli and Elsa N. Meinardi
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:272
  23. The question “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” reveals a widespread and persistent misconception about the process and pattern of evolution. The concept of “cousins” is central to ...

    Authors: William Eric Meikle and Eugenie C. Scott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:293
  24. The University of Arizona’s Tree of Life Web Project organizes information about the biological taxa on the model of the tree of life itself. This creates intuitive and informative pathways for browsing. The P...

    Authors: Adam M. Goldstein
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:288
  25. High school biology is typically taught with an emphasis on human biology. The human body is broken down into distinct systems without regard to the origins of its parts. As a result, students are left with th...

    Authors: Marcus Kumala
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:276
  26. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Greg Eldredge
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:291
  27. It has been over 50 years since Willi Hennig proposed a new method for determining genealogical relationships among species, which he called phylogenetic systematics. Many people, however, still approach the m...

    Authors: Deborah A. McLennan
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:273
  28. The Tree of Life is the result of the interplay of changes in information and speciation. Almost 100 years after publication of Darwin’s Origin, the inception of Phylogenetic Systematics has resulted in a revolut...

    Authors: Edward O. Wiley
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:279
  29. The Italian geologist Giambattista Brocchi (1771–1826) is presented as a key figure in the historical period preceding young Charles Darwin’s first work on transmutational theory while on the Beagle. The brief...

    Authors: Stefano Dominici
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:270
  30. The future of the world’s biodiversity involves preservation of individual species and, more importantly, preservation of the natural process by which the biosphere is populated. Inherited history allows speci...

    Authors: Daniel R. Brooks and Deborah A. McLennan
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:269
  31. Half of US respondents to the 2006 General Social Surveys did not believe in the “Big Bang” origin of the universe; they were closely correlated with those who did not believe in human evolution. Religious fun...

    Authors: Allan Mazur
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 3:239

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