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Understanding Evolution: Why is it so hard, and what can educators do?

dc.contributor.advisorSchauble, Leona
dc.contributor.authorChaney, Ruth-Decker
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department Capstone Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a discussion of the intuitive biological thought processes that interfere with the understanding of evolution, mainly essentialism and teleology. I compare the aspects of these thought processes with Darwin’s logic progression for his conclusion of the mechanism of evolution, natural selection, as stated in Mayr (1982). I also include the applicable parts of the Evolutionary Synthesis (Futuyma, 2005). There are teaching recommendations suggested by the literature in this paper as well as a list of resources available to the public.en_US
dc.subjectscience education, evolution, misconceptionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEvolution (Biology) -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Evolution: Why is it so hard, and what can educators do?en_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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