Friday, December 28, 2007

Journal on Evolution and Education

This came to me through an email list (thanks Michael!)and seems like an interesting idea. Ars Technica reports:

A new journal, Evolution: Education and Outreach, has been established with the intention of improving education in the topic by getting scientists and teachers to discuss issues and lesson plans related to evolution. The journal has just released its first issue, and all the content has been made Open Access.

The review at Ars Technica is mixed but it does make special mention of a couple of good articles from the journal. One in particular gets a thumbs up:

...T. Ryan Gregory steals the show with an essay entitled "Evolution as Fact, Theory, and Path" (and I'm not just saying that because he's said nice things about me at his blog, Genomicron). Working from the definitions of the National Academies of Science, he shows how the common understanding of terms like "law" and "theory" cause confusion about the place of evolution in the sciences, and how the observable fact of evolution is just one small part of the theory.

It certainly sounds like a resource Evolved Homeschoolers might not only find useful but might contribute to in the future.

EDIT: Duh! Forgot a link to the journal itself! Here it is, Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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