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ERIC Number: EJ941552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Evolution of Humans: Understanding the Nature and Methods of Science through Cooperative Learning
Lee, Yeung Chung
School Science Review, v92 n340 p113-120 Mar 2011
This article describes the use of an enquiry-based approach to the study of human evolution in a practical context, integrating role-playing, jigsaw cooperative learning and scientific argumentation. The activity seeks to unravel the evolutionary relationships of five hominids and one ape from rather "messy" evidence. This approach enhanced the motivation of the students when learning about evolution, as well as fostering their understanding of the nature of science and their appreciation of the role of cooperative learning in science contexts. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A