Sunday, March 23, 2008

Evolution: Education and Outreach - a new journal

This new journal, just launched this year by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, the UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, and Global Education Outreach, should be a good source of review articles on evolutionary topics. Here's a description:

Evolution: Education and Outreach promotes accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Targeting K-16 students, teachers and scientists alike, the journal presents articles to aid members of these communities in the teaching of evolutionary theory.

The journal addresses the question of why we should care about evolution by exploring the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history.

Evolution: Education and Outreach connects teachers with scientists by adapting cutting-edge, peer reviewed articles for classroom use on varied instructional levels. Teachers and scientists will collaborate on multi-authored papers and offer teaching tools such as unit and lesson plans and classroom activities, as well as additional online content such as podcasts and powerpoint presentations.

[From SpringerLink - Journal]

It is edited by a powerful father-and-son team: Dr. Niles Eldredge, Curator of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, and George Eldredge, Special Education teacher at the John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, New York. And the best thing is - the journal is freely accessible online (at least for now)! So check it out - and don't be surprised if you find me using papers from here for some extra reading once in a while.

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