ERIC Number: EJ1003670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
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Teaching Evolution & the Nature of Science via the History of Debates about the Levels at Which Natural Selection Operates
Stansfield, William D.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n2 p96-100 Feb 2013
Students should not graduate from high school without understanding that scientific debates are essential components of scientific methodology. This article presents a brief history of ongoing debates regarding the hypothesis that group selection is an evolutionary mechanism, and it serves as an example of the role that debates play in correcting faulty ideas and stimulating new research in the pursuit of extending scientific knowledge.
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Methodology, Science Instruction, Science and Society, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, High Schools, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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