Evolution Education Re-considered

Understanding What Works

  • Ute Harms
  • Michael J. Reiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ute Harms, Michael J. Reiss
    Pages 1-19
  3. Martin Scheuch, Jaqueline Scheibstock, Heidemarie Amon, Helene Bauer
    Pages 81-99
  4. Jaimie L. Miller-Friedmann, Susan E. Sunbury, Philip M. Sadler
    Pages 101-115
  5. Kathy L. Malone, Anita M. Schuchardt, Zakee Sabree
    Pages 207-226
  6. A. A. Gómez Galindo, Alejandra García Franco, Leonardo Gonzáles Galli, José de la Cruz Torres Frías
    Pages 227-247
  7. Jorge Groß, Kerstin Kremer, Julia Arnold
    Pages 285-305
  8. Michael J. Reiss, Ute Harms
    Pages 331-343
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-347

About this book


This collection presents research-based interventions using existing knowledge to produce new pedagogies to teach evolution to learners more successfully, whether in schools or elsewhere. ‘Success’ here is measured as cognitive gains, as acceptance of evolution or an increased desire to continue to learn about it. Aside from introductory and concluding chapters by the editors, each chapter consists of a research-based intervention intended to enable evolution to be taught successfully; all these interventions have been researched and evaluated by the chapters’ authors and the findings are presented along with discussions of the implications. The result is an important compendium of studies from around the word conducted both inside and outside of school. The volume is unique and provides an essential reference point and platform for future work for the foreseeable future. 


Teaching Evolution Learning Evolution Science Education Biology Education Understanding Evolution Accepting Evolution Science and Religion Evolution Knowledge Creationism Evolution as Integrative Framework Pre-service Teachers Teaching Intervention Packages Relative Ability Levels Mixed Age Classes Selective Breeding Most Recent Common Ancestor Developmental Learning Progressions (DLP) Teaching and Learning Sequence Graduate Teaching Assistant Teacher Professional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Harms
    • 1
  • Michael J. Reiss
    • 2
  1. 1.IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at Kiel UniversityKielGermany
  2. 2.Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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