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  1. Macroevolutionary time is a difficult idea to grasp and is considered to be a threshold concept in teaching and learning evolution. One way of addressing this subject is to use animations that represent evolut...

    Authors: Jörgen Ingemar Stenlund and Lena Anna Elisabet Tibell
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:8
  2. Misunderstandings of the nature of science (NOS) contribute greatly to resistance to evolutionary theory especially among non-scientific audiences. Here we delineate three extended instructional examples that ...

    Authors: Craig E. Nelson, Lawrence C. Scharmann, Jean Beard and Lawrence I. Flammer
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:6
  3. Despite widespread concern about the differential measurement of evolution acceptance among researchers, no one has systematically explored how instrument choice can impact research results and conclusions in ...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Barnes, Hayley M. Dunlop, Emily A. Holt, Yi Zheng and Sara E. Brownell
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:4
  4. The religious or cultural objections by many people to the teaching of evolution in high school biology classrooms can impact both students’ willingness to explore a scientific understanding of evolutionary th...

    Authors: Constance M. Bertka, Briana Pobiner, Paul Beardsley and William A. Watson
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:3
  5. Understanding evolution is critical to learning biology, but few college instructors take advantage of the body of peer-reviewed literature that can inform evolution teaching and assessment. Here we summarize ...

    Authors: Robert E. Furrow and Jeremy L. Hsu
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:2
  6. Evolution education research has focused on biology populations, while other disciplines organized around evolutionary theory—such as biological anthropology—remain understudied. Cognitive science and educatio...

    Authors: Elizabeth P. Beggrow and Gena C. Sbeglia
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:1
  7. The evolution education research community has defined the construct of “evolution acceptance” in different ways and measured it using different instruments. One of these instruments—the GAENE—has not been ana...

    Authors: Gena C. Sbeglia and Ross H. Nehm
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:18
  8. Current direct Likert measures for evolution acceptance include the MATE, GAENE, and I-SEA. Pros and cons of each of these instruments have been debated, and yet there is a dearth of research teasing out their...

    Authors: William L. Romine, Amber N. Todd and Emily M. Walter
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:17
  9. For the last 59 years a team of Russian geneticists led by Lyudmila Trut have been running one of the most important biology experiments of the 20th, and now 21st, century. The experiment was the brainchild of...

    Authors: Lee Alan Dugatkin
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:16
  10. Students’ knowledge of scientific principles of evolution is often inadequate, despite its recognized importance for understanding biology. Moreover, difficulties associated with underlying abstract concepts s...

    Authors: Daniela Fiedler, Steffen Tröbst, Jörg Großschedl and Ute Harms
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:15
  11. In this article, I provide an analysis of my work (1985–present) with non-major biology students and science teacher candidates in developing strategies for teaching and enhancing learning with respect to evol...

    Authors: Lawrence C. Scharmann
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:14
  12. This is a review of Ryan’s A Taste for the Beautiful and Prum’s The Evolution of Beauty, two books that show how sexual selection by female choice can favor the evolution of beauty.

    Authors: Egbert Giles Leigh Jr
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:13
  13. Previous research has identified numerous factors to explain why students have difficulty learning about evolution. Some of these factors include a student’s background (including their religion and major of s...

    Authors: Emily A. Holt, T. Heath Ogden and Susan L. Durham
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:11
  14. For the past 32 years, we have polled first-year biology students annually at the University of New South Wales concerning their views about evolution and creationism. The purposes of the research were to iden...

    Authors: Michael Archer, Alistair G. B. Poore, Alexis M. Horn, Hayley Bates, Stephen Bonser, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Russell, Nikkita P. Archer, Dylan J. Bye and E. James Kehoe
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:12
  15. Despite the overwhelming agreement among scientists regarding the fundamental importance of evolution to all areas of biology, a lack of evolution understanding and acceptance has been reported in studies of s...

    Authors: Kelsey J. Metzger, Darian Montplaisir, David Haines and Kyle Nickodem
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:10
  16. The Galápagos archipelago is known worldwide for its contributions to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and the islands continue to support studies in evolutionary biology. Yet despite...

    Authors: Clayton Mazur, Tiffany Galush, Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:9
  17. Research in evolutionary biology has been progressively influenced by big data such as massive genome and transcriptome sequencing data, scalar measurements of several phenotypes on tens to thousands of indivi...

    Authors: Rui Faria, Deborah Triant, Alvaro Perdomo-Sabogal, Bert Overduin, Christoph Bleidorn, Clara Isabel Bermudez Santana, David Langenberger, Giovanni Marco Dall’Olio, Henrike Indrischek, Jan Aerts, Jan Engelhardt, Johannes Engelken, Katja Liebal, Mario Fasold, Sofia Robb, Sonja Grath…
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:8
  18. Concept inventories (CIs) are commonly used tools for assessing student understanding of scientific and naive ideas, yet the body of empirical evidence supporting the inferences drawn from CI scores is often l...

    Authors: Robyn E. Tornabene, Erik Lavington and Ross H. Nehm
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:6
  19. This research builds on a previous study that looked at the effectiveness of a simulation-based module for teaching students about the process of evolution by natural selection. While the previous study showed...

    Authors: Jody Clarke-Midura, Denise S. Pope, Susan Maruca, Joel K. Abraham and Eli Meir
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:4
  20. While recent research indicates that using human examples can be an engaging way to teach core evolutionary concepts such as natural selection and phylogenetic thinking, teachers still face potential conflicts...

    Authors: Briana Pobiner, Paul M. Beardsley, Constance M. Bertka and William A. Watson
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:3
  21. Acceptance of evolutionary theory varies widely and is often associated with religious background. Some have suggested there exists an additional relationship between scientific reasoning ability and the accep...

    Authors: Katie F. Manwaring, Jamie L. Jensen, Richard A. Gill, Richard R. Sudweeks, Randall S. Davies and Seth M. Bybee
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:2
  22. Evolution education, in both schools and informal education, often focuses on natural selection and the fit of organisms through natural selection to their environment and way of life. Examples of evidence tha...

    Authors: Warren D. Allmon and Robert M. Ross
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2018 11:1
  23. Evolution and its mechanisms of action are concepts that unite all aspects of biology, but remain some of the most difficult for students to understand. To address this challenge, we designed a hands-on activi...

    Authors: Teresa W. Lee, Kathleen E. Grogan and Justine S. Liepkalns
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:11
  24. Evolution is everywhere in Galápagos, especially regarding the role the islands have played in the history of evolutionary thought. In turn, the Galápagos National Park guides are in a unique position as infor...

    Authors: Sehoya Cotner, Clayton Mazur, Tiffany Galush and Randy Moore
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:9
  25. How acceptance of evolution relates to understanding of evolution remains controversial despite decades of research. It even remains unclear whether cultural/attitudinal factors or cognitive factors have a gre...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Barnes, E. Margaret Evans, Ashley Hazel, Sara E. Brownell and Randolph M. Nesse
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:7
  26. The focus of this study is a state-by-state comparison of middle school science standards on evolution in the United States. In 2009, Louise Mead and Anton Mates reviewed the high school science standards on e...

    Authors: Bertha Vazquez
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:5

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  27. Despite decades of education reform efforts, the percent of the general US population accepting biological evolution as the explanation for the diversity of life has remained relatively unchanged over the past...

    Authors: Ryan D. P. Dunk, Andrew J. Petto, Jason R. Wiles and Benjamin C. Campbell
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:4
  28. Simulations can be an active and engaging way for students to learn about natural selection, and many have been developed, including both physical and virtual simulations. In this study we assessed the student...

    Authors: Denise S. Pope, Caleb M. Rounds and Jody Clarke-Midura
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:3
  29. Preparing students to explore, understand, and resolve societal challenges such as global climate change is an important task for evolutionary and ecological biologists that will require novel and innovative p...

    Authors: Eileen A. Lacey, Talisin T. Hammond, Rachel E. Walsh, Kayce C. Bell, Scott V. Edwards, Elizabeth R. Ellwood, Robert Guralnick, Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond, Austin R. Mast, John E. McCormack, Anna K. Monfils, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis and Joseph A. Cook
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2017 10:2
  30. Mukherjee, S. The Gene: An intimate history.Scribner, NY.594 pages; ISBN: 978-1-4767-330-0; Price: $20.00.

    Authors: Diddahally R. Govindaraju
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:12
  31. Research has shown that students have a variety of ideas about natural selection that may be context dependent. Prior analyses of student responses to open-ended evolution items have demonstrated that students...

    Authors: Sara Catherine Heredia, Erin Marie Furtak and Deb Morrison
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:10
  32. Evolution is a difficult subject for students, with well-documented confusion about natural selection, tree thinking, and genetic drift among other topics. Here we investigate the effect of a simulation-based ...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Price, Denise S. Pope, Joel K. Abraham, Susan Maruca and Eli Meir
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:8
  33. The work is part of a wider research project wherein we are trying to further explore the conceptual ecology of evolutionary theory of present and prospective teachers in Greece.

    Authors: Kyriacos Athanasiou, Efstratios Katakos and Penelope Papadopoulou
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:7
  34. Mobile DNA III, edited by Nancy L. Craig, Michael Chandler, Martin Gellert, Alan M. Lambowitz, Phoebe A. Rice, and Suzanne B. Sandmeyer. Washington: American Soci...

    Authors: Tyler A. Elliott and J. Arvid Ågren
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:6
  35. Faculty perception of student knowledge and acceptance of subject matter affects the choice of what to teach and how to teach it. Accurate assessment of student acceptance of evolution, then, is relevant to ho...

    Authors: Meredith A. Dorner and Eugenie C. Scott
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:4
  36. Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist NeoDarwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. x + 130. ISBN 978-0-19-9919...

    Authors: Egbert Giles Leigh Jr.
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2016 9:2
  37. The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye, edited by John Parrington, (Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press), 2015. pp. xx + 272. ISBN:978-0-1...

    Authors: Georgi K. Marinov
    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2015 8:22

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