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Kampourakis, Kostas; Silveira, Patricia; Strasser, Bruno J. – Science Education, 2016
Research suggests that students tend to explain the origin of biological traits in terms of needs or purposes and/or as the direct product of genes, rather than as the outcome of evolutionary and developmental processes. We suggest that in order for students to be able to construct scientific explanations, it is important to clearly and explicitly…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Knowledge Level