Commentary on Section II: Bringing Multiple Levels of Analysis to Bear on Evolution Teaching and Learning

Sarah K. Brem, Gale M. Sinatra

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Abstract

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 multifaceted approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvolution Challenges
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199949557
ISBN (Print)9780199730421
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

Keywords

  • Curriculum models
  • Educational approaches
  • Evolution acceptance
  • Evolution understanding
  • Multiple levels of analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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