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Teleology and Evolution Education

Teleology and Evolution Education

The contributions of this special issue explore all aspects of teleological reasoning and teleological language pertinent to the teaching and learning of evolution. It includes a wide range from theoretical reflections on the role that teleology should play in evolution education to empirical studies addressing teleology-related aspects of teaching and learning evolution. It addresses: the assessment of students’ teleological reasoning and teleological misconceptions about evolution; teaching strategies and learning environments focusing on teleology; and teachers’ teleology-related instructional practices and professional development.

Guest Editor: Marcus Hammann, University of Münster, Germany

Editorial
Teleology and evolution education: introduction to the special issue

Marcus Hammann and Ross H. Nehm

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:16
Published on: 07 July 2020



Curriculum and education
Teleology’s long shadow

A. Werth and D. Allchin

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:4
Published on: 05 March 2020


Review Article
Students’ “teleological misconceptions” in evolution education: why the underlying design stance, not teleology per se, is the problem

Kostas Kampourakis

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:1
Published on: 09 January 2020


Review Article
The relationship between biological function and teleology: Implications for biology education

Friederike Trommler and Marcus Hammann 

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:11
Published on: 29 May 2020


Curriculum and education

The self-regulation of teleological thinking in natural selection learning

Leonardo González Galli, Gastón Peréz and Alma Adrianna Gómez Galindo

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:6
Published on: 30 April 2020


Curriculum and education

Teleological Pitfalls in Reading Evolutionary Trees and Ways to Avoid Them

Thilo Schramm and Philipp Schmiemann

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:20
Published on: 29 November 2019


Research Article
Teleological explanations in evolution classes: video-based analyses of teaching and learning processes across a seventh-grade teaching unit

Helge Gresch

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:10
Published on: 29 May 2020



Research Article
Teaching natural selection in early elementary classrooms: can a storybook intervention reduce teleological misunderstandings?

Sarah A. Brown, Samuel Ronfard and Deborah Kelemen

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2020 13:12
Published on: 30 May 2020

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