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Betti, Lia; Shaw, Peter; Behrends, Volker – Science & Education, 2020
Lack of acceptance of biological evolution, despite the overwhelming evidence that supports it, can be very problematic in higher education courses that have a strong biological basis. We investigated acceptance of biological evolution in 344 first-year Life Sciences undergraduate students across five programmes at the University of Roehampton,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Evolution
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Siani, Merav; Yarden, Anat – Science & Education, 2020
Due to the controversies surrounding the topic of evolution among religious and non-religious people alike, the treatment of biological evolution in education--both teaching and learning--is a potential minefield. The goal of this study was to probe the insights of Israeli stakeholders in education regarding the revision of the Israeli science and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Religious Factors, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Silva, Heslley Machado; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury – Science & Education, 2020
In comparison to teachers from Argentina and Uruguay, Brazilian teachers face greater difficulties in teaching biological evolution, due to religion. While Argentina has an official religion set in its constitution, Uruguay and Brazil are considered secular countries. Despite being a self-proclaimed secular country, Brazil tolerates and encourages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Religious Factors, Biology
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de Carvalho, Ítalo Nascimento; El-Hani, Charbel N.; Nunes-Neto, Nei – Science & Education, 2020
The excess of curriculum content is a well-known problem in high school biology. Some strategies to adjust the amount of content to the available classroom time have been proposed, but none has been widely accepted and applied. Furthermore, biology is frequently presented in high school not as an integrated science, but as a collection of…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Biology, Curriculum Development
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Aini, Rahmi Qurota; Rachmatullah, Arif; Harliadi, Muhammad Dika; Ha, Minsu – Science & Education, 2020
Indonesia is a religious country that values local wisdom and customs. Although the characteristics of the Indonesian people may provide novel insight into and distinguished views on the theory of evolution by natural selection, few studies have explored how Indonesians view the theory of biological evolution. Thus, this study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Ageitos, Noa; Puig, Blanca; Colucci-Gray, Laura – Science & Education, 2019
This article focuses on students' discursive moves and reasoning practices while engaged in a task that requires making explanatory links between sickle cell disease and malaria. Both diseases pertain to key areas of the biology curriculum, namely, genetic variability and natural selection, and are connected to the theory of evolution of living…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Thinking Skills, Diseases
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Smith, Mike U.; Siegel, Harvey – Science & Education, 2019
Can a teacher aim for students to "believe" evolution without indoctrinating them? Recent discussions of indoctrination in evolution education suggest that such teaching must inevitably indoctrinate but is "warranted" in some cases; while science educators concerned about teaching for "belief" argue that such teaching…
Descriptors: Evolution, Beliefs, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Fuselier, Linda; Eason, Perri K.; Jackson, J. Kasi; Spaulding, Sarah – Science & Education, 2018
Textbooks provide a rich site within which to investigate how members of a scientific discipline choose to represent their research to general audiences. We used critical contextual empiricism as a framework for interrogating how a scientific community is depicted via images in evolution textbook chapters on sexual selection. Textbooks that…
Descriptors: Textbook Selection, Evolution, Textbooks, Science Instruction
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Rosenhouse, Jason – Science & Education, 2017
The argument that the second law of thermodynamics contradicts the theory of evolution has recently been revived by anti-evolutionists. In its basic form, the argument asserts that whereas evolution implies that there has been an increase in biological complexity over time, the second law, a fundamental principle of physics, shows this to be…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Evolution, Persuasive Discourse, Scientific Concepts
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Barnes, Ralph M.; Church, Rebecca A.; Draznin-Nagy, Samuel – Science & Education, 2017
Seventy-two Internet documents promoting creationism, intelligent design (I.D.), or evolution were selected for analysis. The primary goal of each of the 72 documents was to present arguments for creationism, I.D., or evolution. We first identified all arguments in these documents. Each argument was then coded in terms of both argument type…
Descriptors: Creationism, Evolution, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Tibell, Lena A. E.; Harms, Ute – Science & Education, 2017
Modern evolutionary theory is both a central theory and an integrative framework of the life sciences. This is reflected in the common references to evolution in modern science education curricula and contexts. In fact, evolution is a core idea that is supposed to support biology learning by facilitating the organization of relevant knowledge. In…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Fundamental Concepts, Evolution
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Bohlin, Gustav; Göransson, Andreas; Höst, Gunnar E.; Tibell, Lena A. E. – Science & Education, 2017
Educational videos on the Internet comprise a vast and highly diverse source of information. Online search engines facilitate access to numerous videos claiming to explain natural selection, but little is known about the degree to which the video content match key evolutionary content identified as important in evolution education research. In…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Electronic Publishing, Audiovisual Aids, Video Technology
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Rosenhouse, Jason – Science & Education, 2016
The teaching of evolution in American high schools has long been a source of controversy. The past decade has seen an important shift in the rhetoric of anti-evolutionists, toward arguments of a strongly mathematical character. These mathematical arguments, while different in their specifics, follow the same general program and rely on the same…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Fulford, Janice Marie; Rudge, David Wÿss – Science & Education, 2016
The phenomenon of industrial melanism (IM) became widely acknowledged as a well-documented example of natural selection largely as a result of H.B.D. Kettlewell's pioneering research on the subject in the early 1950s. It was quickly picked up by American biology textbooks starting in the early 1960s and became ubiquitous throughout the 1970s,…
Descriptors: Biology, Textbooks, Evolution, Phenomenology
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Smith, Mike U.; Siegel, Harvey – Science & Education, 2016
The issue of the proper goals of science education and science teacher education have been a focus of the science education and philosophy of science communities in recent years. More particularly, the issue of whether belief/acceptance of evolution and/or understanding are the appropriate goals for evolution educators and the issue of the precise…
Descriptors: Science Education, Evolution, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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