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The philosophy of biology : a companion for educators
Foreword Michael Ruse.- Philosophy of Biology and Biology Education: An Introduction Kostas Kampourakis.- What is life? Carol Cleland and Michael Zerella.- Biological Explanation Angela Potochnik.-Expand
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Children’s Intuitive Teleology: Shifting the Focus of Evolution Education Research
Research has shown that children usually provide teleological explanations for the features of organisms and artifacts, from a very early age (3–4 years old). However, there is no consensus onExpand
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Biological Teleology: The Need for History
Teleology is a mode of explanation in which something is explained by appealing to a particular result or consequence that it brings about, and it has its roots in the philosophies of Plato andExpand
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History and Philosophy of Science and the Teaching of Macroevolution
Although macroevolution has been the subject of sustained attention in the history and philosophy of science (HPS) community, only in recent years have science educators begun to more fully engageExpand
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Genetics, genomics and society: the responsibilities of scientists for science communication and education.
Misconceptions about genetics and genomics, such as notions of genetic determinism and the existence of 'genes for' particular traits, are widespread both in educational contexts and in the publicExpand
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Teaching for genetics literacy in the post-genomic era
Abstract Research in genetics and genomics is advancing at a fast pace, and thus keeping up with the most recent findings and conclusions can be very challenging. At the same time these recentExpand
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