Commentary on Section II

Sarah K. Brem and Gale M. Sinatra

in Evolution Challenges

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730421
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949557 | DOI:
Commentary on Section II

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This chapter summarizes the content of the chapters from the second half of the book. It is suggested that it is important to consider how multiple levels of analysis might lead to more effective approaches to teaching and learning about evolution. The chapter suggests that an isolated focus on cognitive misconceptions and educational approaches to overcome them rooted in cognitive psychology have led to an incomplete and incorrect analysis of the challenges that individuals face when learning about evolution and accepting evolution. It is argued that a multi-layered approach that integrates theories and explanations at multiple levels of analysis is needed. The chapter also summarizes curriculum models presented in the last six chapters, exploring how they utilize multi-faceted approaches.

Keywords: educational approaches; evolution understanding; evolution acceptance; multiple levels of analysis; curriculum models

Chapter.  6990 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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