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Kudrna, Jeremy; Shore, Marta; Wassenberg, Deena – American Biology Teacher, 2015
Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) and evolution are examples of issues that are perceived differently by scientists and the general public. Within the scientific community, there are clear consensuses that human activities are increasing global temperatures (ACC) and that evolutionary mechanisms have led to the biodiversity of life on Earth…
Descriptors: Climate, Evolution, Science Instruction, Comprehension
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Schauer, Alexandria; Cotner, Sehoya; Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Students regard evolutionary theory differently than science in general. Students' reported confidence in their ability to understand science in general (e.g., posing scientific questions, interpreting tables and graphs, and understanding the content of their biology course) significantly outweighed their confidence in understanding evolution. We…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2008
The academic success of students in introductory science courses is influenced by a variety of factors, the most important of which is academic motivation. Students express their levels of academic motivation in many ways, including their class attendance, amount of studying, compliance with assignments, and participation in course-related…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Motivation, Biology
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2007
In a sample of 107 biology teachers from Minnesota's public schools, most teachers claimed that they emphasize evolution and allocated little or no time to creationism in the classes. However, in a sample of 685 students from Minnesota's public schools, students claimed that their teachers allocated much less time to evolution and much more time…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Creationism, Biology, Evolution
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Moore, Randy; Froehle, Ann Marie; Kiernan, Julie; Greenwald, Barry – American Biology Teacher, 2006
Although most high school students want their biology classes to include evolution, most high school biology classes in Minnesota do not emphasize evolution. This lack of an emphasis on evolution defies state educational standards and is associated with most students (high school and college) having serious misconceptions about evolution. The…
Descriptors: Biology, Student Attitudes, Evolution, Science Instruction
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Moore, Randy; Kraemer, Karen – American Biology Teacher, 2005
The evolution-related attitudes and actions of Minnesota high school biology teachers were studied to estimate the prevalence of creationism among biology teachers. Minnesota's high school biology teachers were questioned about the evolution education in public schools regarding the percentage of biology teachers who teach evolution, class-time…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Biology, Teaching Methods