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The Essentials of Creationism: Improving Evolution Education. Lee Traynor, MA. Lecturer in English for Science, Centre for Applied Languages, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Method. Didactical Reconstruction: Conceptual Change Moderate Constructivism. Comparing Concepts.

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The essentials of creationism improving evolution education

The Essentials of Creationism: Improving Evolution Education

Lee Traynor, MA

Lecturer in English for Science, Centre for Applied Languages, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany


Method
Method

  • DidacticalReconstruction:

  • Conceptual Change

  • Moderate Constructivism



Textbook portrayals
Textbook Portrayals

  • Allopatry/sympatry

  • Prezygotic/postzygotic isolation mechanisms

  • Anagenesis/cladogenesis

  • = Putting the cart before the horse ("unsticky" ideas)


Problem speciation
Problem: Speciation

  • Creationists: "Nobody has ever seen a new species evolve."

  • Evolutionist: "Speciation is probably fairly rare and in many cases might take centuries…"

    [John Rennie, 15 Answers, SciAm, 2002]


Solutions to the unimaginable
Solutions to the Unimaginable

  • Black holes (Asimov's sequence)

  • Division by 0 (differentiation)

  • Summation of infinite sequences (integration)


Proposed solution
Proposed Solution

  • Polyploidy in plants (Trago-pogon, Helianthus)

  • Polyploidy in animals(salmon); sex

  • Gene duplication and living fossils

  • Chromosome rearrangements and speciation; rates of evolution

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Spin offs
Spin-Offs

  • Practical science (hypothesis testing)

  • Solves "increase of information content" problem

  • Evolution is replicable, experimental

  • Cell theory, chromosomes

  • Progress not always from the most advanced (Lamarckian principle)


Selected literature
Selected Literature

Ferrari, M., Chi, M.T.H. (1998). The nature of naïve explanations of natural selection. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 20, 1231-1256.

Gropengießer, H. (2003). Wie man Vorstellungen der Lerner verstehen kann. Lebenswelten, Denkwelten, Sprechwelten [Understanding Leaners' Conceptions. Everyday World, Thought World, Language World]. Beiträge zur Didaktischen Rekonstruktion, Oldenburg.

Kelemen, D., DiYanni, C. (2005). Intuitions About Origins: Purpose and Intelligent Design in Children’s Reasoning About Nature. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6(1), 3-31.

Lakoff, G. (1987). Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. University of Chicago Press.

Offner, S. (1994): Using Chromosomes to Teach Evolution. American Biology Teacher, 56.2, 79-92.

Pinker, S. (1997). How the Mind Works. Penguin.

Shtulman, A. (2006). Qualitative differences between naive and scientific theories of evolution. Cognitive Psychology, 52, 170-194.


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