'Darwin-inspired' science: teachers' views, approaches and needs
Issue 331 | Page 71 | Published Dec 2008
This article summarises teachers' views on their knowledge of Darwin and his work, issues they raised regarding teaching Darwin-related activities, their resource and training requirements, and their ideas for promoting Darwin's anniversary in 2009. They called for the provision of an umbrella website linking useful information, development of cross-curricular programmes and strengthening relationships with other schools. Practical problems were anticipated, such as lack of time and funding, and inadequate school grounds for experiments. Training was considered necessary to address the lack of knowledge and confidence, but senior managers and advisers must be convinced that such a commitment is justified.
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