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Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education: Methodological, Religious, and Nonreligious Issues

Author(s): Brian J. Alters, PhD, Director, Evolution Education Research Centre, McGill University, Canada
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763728892
  • ISBN-10:0763728896
  • Paperback    136 pages      © 2005
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An important new book by the author of the bestselling text Defending Evolution: A Guide to the Creation/Evolution Controversy, Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education examines the controversial issues surrounding this central concept of life science; explores students’ common scientific misconceptions; describes approaches for teaching topics and principles of evolution, and offers strategies for handling the various problems some students have with the idea of evolution due to religious influences. This book is an indispensable resource for all instructors who teach aspects of biological evolution in their college courses.

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This was designed for all instructors who teach aspects of biological evolution in their college courses.

Introduction

Chapter 1: Evolution's Special Problems

Chapter 2: Nonreligious Issues-mostly

Chapter 3: Religious Issues-mostly

Chapter 4: Approaches for Teaching Evolution

Appendixes

References

Index


Brian J. Alters, PhD-Director, Evolution Education Research Centre, McGill University, Canada

Brian J. Alters, Ph.D. lead author, holds appointments internationally at McGill University, Montreal, where he was recently named William Dawson Scholar, and at Harvard University, Cambridge. Dr. Alters is Director of the newly created Evolution Education Research Centre.

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