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Overbye, David L. – American Biology Teacher, 2009
The "Dinner with Darwin" event held at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference over several successive years represented an innovative forum for exploring the ways that the work of Charles Darwin has had an impact in fields quite far removed from biology. Through a wide-ranging discussion by panel participants, drawn from a number…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Change, Mathematics, Science Education
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Cunningham, Paul F. – American Psychologist, 2009
Comments on the special issue on Charles Darwin and psychology (Dewsbury, February-March 2009), in which the authors present evidence supporting the validity of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and how generations of psychologists have viewed the natural world through its light, taking Darwinian theories for granted as being a literal…
Descriptors: Evolution, Humanism, Reader Response, Biological Sciences
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Ruse, Michael – Science & Education, 2010
As biologists have recognized since Aristotle, there are two complementary ways of looking at organisms: one can think of them from the viewpoint of homology, asking about the isomorphisms between different organisms and even within the organisms themselves; or one can think of them from the viewpoint of adaptation or final cause, asking about the…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Essays, Chemistry
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Stolberg, Tonie L. – Science & Education, 2010
This article examines what science education might be able to learn from phenomenological religious education's attempts to teach classes where students hold a plurality of religious beliefs. Recent statements as to how best to accomplish the central pedagogical concept of "learning from religion" as a vehicle for human transformation are…
Descriptors: Evolution, Religious Education, Science Teachers, Religious Factors
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Slee, June – Higher Education Quarterly, 2010
In an earlier paper, Slee and Keenan demonstrated that it was possible for tertiary education institutions to design culturally responsive assessment procedures that complied with standardised assessment policy. The authors' paper described "Growing Our Own," an initiative between Charles Darwin University and Northern Territory Catholic…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Values
Buckworth, Jenny – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
One of the key challenges for education in Northern Australia is attracting and recruiting teachers who can respond to the challenges of the region at the start of their careers through professional experience in the region. For pre-service students in regional locations such as the Northern Territory these challenges include coping with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Coping, Social Isolation
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Borgerding, Lisa A. – Science Educator, 2012
High school biology teachers face many challenges as they teach evolution. State standards for evolution may provide support for sound evolution instruction. This study attempts to build upon previous work by investigating teachers' views of evolution standards and their evolution practices in a state where evolution standards have been…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evolution, State Standards, Genetics
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Bellon, Richard – Science & Education, 2012
Science's inductive method required patient, humble and self-controlled behavior; Christian revelation demanded the same virtues. The discoveries of science and the truths of scripture would always harmonize as long as both men of science and men of faith conducted themselves in scrupulous accordance with their duty. So ran a central argument in…
Descriptors: Evolution, Geology, Males, Behavior
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McEwan, Beryl; Hercelinskyj, Gylo – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
In any nursing program, it is a challenge to foster an awareness of, and engagement with, the complexity and reality of nursing practice. During their studies, nursing students have to learn the relevant underpinning theoretical knowledge for practice as well as develop their understanding of the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Decision Making, Feedback (Response), Nursing Education
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Texley, Juliana – Science Teacher, 2008
On December 27, 1831, the "H.M.S. Beagle" left Plymouth Harbor for a round-the-world voyage. On board was would-be botanist Charles Darwin, the best tour guide biology has ever known. In 2009, we will celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of "The Origin of Species" publication. What better way to prepare for this celebration…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, History, Educational Resources, Reading
Reedy, Alison; Boitshwarelo, Bopelo; Barnes, Joshua; Billany, Trevor – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2015
Professional development for teacher educators is critical in a rapidly changing environment where graduate teachers are expected to have 21st Century skills and knowledge. As made explicit in a recent report on teacher education in Australia, "the evidence is clear: enhancing the capability of teachers is vital to raising the overall quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Virtual Universities
Bramschreiber, Terry L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Even 150 years after Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," public school teachers still find themselves dealing with student resistance to learning about biological evolution. Some teachers deal with this pressure by undermining, deemphasizing, or even omitting the topic in their science curriculum. Others face the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Evolution, Science Teachers
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Berra, Tim M. – American Biology Teacher, 1980
Lists a number of books written by Charles Darwin, selected to indicate the depth and breadth of Darwin's biological interests. Each entry is described with a short annotation. Also provides a reading list of references about Darwin's life. (CS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biological Sciences, Evolution, Science Education
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Thornton, Steve; Giles, Wendy; Prescott, Debbie; Rhodes, David – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2011
This paper reports on the efficacy of an accelerated teacher education program ("Growing Our Own") focused in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. The program is a joint initiative of Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office, providing an intensive two-year program designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Indigenous Populations
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Mamtora, Jayshree – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
Due to the increase in research activity at Charles Darwin University in recent years, the Library created the position of Research Services Coordinator to meet researcher needs. Eighteen months after the new staff member was in place, an online survey was carried out to gauge the success of the new services and resources provided, and thereby…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Library Services
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