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Call for Papers: Teacher Preparation and evolution education: challenges and opportunities

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Guest Editors:

Anat Yarden, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Ute Harms, IPN - Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Germany

Biology teachers play an essential role in evolution education. Nevertheless, evolution remains a challenging topic for students and teachers alike because of a wide variety of conceptual and social barriers. Evolution: Education and Outreach invites contributions to a special issue on the challenges of and possible solutions to effective evolution education in pre-service and in-service biology teachers. Manuscripts may include theoretical perspectives, literature reviews, or qualitative and quantitative empirical research. Questions may include: What constitutes effective teacher preparation in evolution? What variables foster or hinder teachers’ intentions to teach evolution effectively? What types of educational experiences produce positive impacts?  How can educators help prepare teachers to effectively engage with students’ unscientific ideas about evolution? Questions about the special issue may be directed to Guest Editors Anat Yarden (Weizmann Institute of Science), Ute Harms (IPN – Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education), or Editor-in-Chief Ross Nehm. 

Submissions are due May 1, 2022

Submission instructions
The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Evolution: Education and Outreach.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage