SICB Annual Meeting 2014
January 3-7, 2014
TALX Workshop: Teaching and Learning Evolution (with an emphasis on non-majors and introductory majors)Tuesday, Jan. 7, 12 Noon
Organizer: Dr. George Harper, Hendrix College
Participants: Dr. Ross H. Nehm, Stony Brook University
Dr. Sarah Boyer, Macalester College
Spaces available: 50
Description: While evolution is overwhelmingly accepted as the foundation of Biology, many Biology majors do not take a course in Evolution until they reach upper-level courses, and the average non-major never takes a course that explicitly teaches evolutionary theory or the evidence for evolution. This workshop is designed to address ways to teach evolution both to the typical upper-level major students and to students who have not taken Genetics or any other Biology course. Topics to be covered include general course type/structure (stand-alone courses with or without labs, modules or themes within another course, interdisciplinary team taught courses), resources available (books, videos, programs), and teaching strategies.