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Louise S. Mead
Michigan State University
Sociology of EducationAvidaSocial scienceComputer scienceBiology
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#1Robert T. Pennock (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 16
#2Louise S. MeadH-Index: 4
Last. Cory Kohn (Claremont Colleges)
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#1Ross H. Nehm (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 21
#2Louise S. Mead (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 4
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#1Louise S. Mead (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 4
#2Cory Kohn (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Kathryn Schwartz (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
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Over the past 25 years a number of instruments have been published that attempt to measure understanding and acceptance of evolution. Science educators have been administering these instruments and reporting results, however, it is not clear these instruments are being used appropriately. The goal of this paper is to review these instruments, noting the original criteria and population for which evidence of validity and reliability was assessed, and to survey other publications that report their...
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#1Ryan D. P. Dunk (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 2
#2M. Elizabeth Barnes (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 6
Last. Jason R. Wiles (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 11
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Researchers in various contexts have long struggled with an apparent disconnect between an individual’s level of understanding of biological evolution and their acceptance of it as an explanation for the history and diversity of life. Here, we discuss the main factors associated with acceptance of evolution and chart a path forward for evolution education research.
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#1Louise S. Mead (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 4
#2Michael J. Wiser (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 5
Last. Richard E. Lenski (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 87
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#1Amy Lark (MTU: Michigan Technological University)H-Index: 2
#2Gail Richmond (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 15
Last. Robert T. Pennock (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 16
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Recent reforms in K-16 science education advocate for the integration of science content and practice. However, engaging students in authentic science practices can be particularly challenging for certain subjects such as evolution. We describe Avida-ED, a research-based platform for digital evolution that overcomes many of the challenges associated with using biological model organisms in the classroom. We then report the findings of a nationwide, multiple-case study on classroom implementation...
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#1Wendy JohnsonH-Index: 3
#2Cory KohnH-Index: 1
Last. Michael J. WiserH-Index: 5
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#1James J. SmithH-Index: 28
#2Wendy Johnson (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 3
Last. Robert T. PennockH-Index: 16
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We present an inquiry-based curriculum based on the digital evolution platform Avida-ED ( http://avida-ed.msu.edu ). We designed an instructional sequence and lab book consisting of an introduction to Avida-ED and a set of three lessons focused on specific evolutionary concepts. These served to familiarize students with experimental evolution and Avida-ED. Students then developed independent Avida-ED research projects to test their own questions. Curriculum design and implementation occurred ove...
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#1Michael J. Wiser (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 5
#2Louise S. MeadH-Index: 4
Last. Robert T. PennockH-Index: 16
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Written responses can provide a wealth of data in understanding student reasoning on a topic. Yet they are time- and labor-intensive to score, requiring many instructors to forego them except as limited parts of summative assessments at the end of a unit or course. Recent developments in Machine Learning (ML) have produced computational methods of scoring written responses for the presence or absence of specific concepts. Here, we compare the scores from one particular ML program EvoGrader to hu...
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