Biology Seminar - Dr. David Long FRIDAY

Biology Seminar - Dr. David Long FRIDAY

Postby cdouglas » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:29 pm

A seminar by the Biology Education faculty candidate

" Using the Disentanglement Principle to improve the science of evolution and climate change education "
by Dr. David Long, George Mason University

FRIDAY, February 20, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Science 2, room 109
For further information: http://www.FresnoState.edu/biology

Climate change and evolution are both noteworthy within the implementation of science curricula in the United States as they often prompt ideologically based responses from students and parents depending on how they are treated. Recent findings in science communication and the learning sciences are beginning to offer salient explanations to soften or alleviate some of this response. In this seminar, David Long will discuss his research group’s establishment of the Disentanglement Principle, and the disentanglement strategies being developed for educational settings to make significant gains in improving evolution and climate change education.
David E. Long’s research focuses on the cognitive, social, and philosophical dimensions of student and teacher understanding of evolution, climate change science, and genetic engineering, with emphasis on how political and religious ideology mediates their implementation in schools, universities, and in the civic discourse. He is author of the book Evolution and Religion in American Education: An Ethnography (Springer).

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access, please contact Lindasue Garner at the Department of Biology at 278.2001 or e-mail lgarner@csufresno.edu (at least one week prior to event).
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