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Darwin-Inspired Learning by Carolyn J. Boulter, Michael J. Reiss, Dawn L. Sanders

By Carolyn J. Boulter, Michael J. Reiss, Dawn L. Sanders

Charles Darwin has been greatly analysed and written approximately as a scientist, Victorian, father and husband. notwithstanding, this is often the 1st booklet to provide a delicately idea out pedagogical method of studying that's founded on Darwin's lifestyles and medical perform. The ways that Darwin built his clinical rules, and their a ways achieving results, proceed to problem and galvanize modern lecturers and freshmen, inspiring them to think about either how scientists paintings and the way person people 'read nature'. Darwin-inspired studying, as proposed during this foreign number of essays, is an enquiry-based pedagogy, that takes the pro perform of Charles Darwin as its resource. with out trying to idealise the fellow, Darwin-inspired studying locations significance on: • lively studying • hands-on enquiry • severe considering • creativity • argumentation • interdisciplinarity. In an more and more urbanised global, first-hand observations of dwelling crops and animals have gotten rarer. certainly, a few commentators recommend that such encounters are less than possibility and kids reside in a time of 'nature-deficit'. Darwin-inspired studying, with its specialise in shut remark and hands-on enquiry, seeks to re-engage little ones and children with the dwelling international via serious and artistic pondering modeled on Darwin's lifestyles and technology.

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London: J. Johnson. Turney, J. (2005, March). Darwin-Inspired learning. Report of a seminar organized by the Charles Darwin Trust, The Abbey, Sutton Courtney. The Charles Darwin Trust. White, G. (1789). The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. London: Benjamin White. Randal Keynes The Charles Darwin Trust, UK 23 DAWN L. SANDERS 2. THE WORLD OF DOWNE Charles Darwin’s Living Laboratory INTRODUCTION Charles Darwin’s achievements are all the more extraordinary when we reflect on the simple tools and domestic spaces in which he practised his post-Beagle enquiries.

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1985). Nature’s economy: A history of ecological ideas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Wycoff, M. (2009). Scholar’s Dilemma: ‘Green Darwin’ vs. ‘Paper Darwin’, An interview with David Kohn. Evolution Education Outreach, 2, 101–106. Dawn L. Sanders Institute of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden 34 SALLY STAFFORD 3. ‘PESTER THEM WITH LETTERS’: USING DARWIN’S CORRESPONDENCE IN THE CLASSROOM The Darwin Correspondence Project Cambridge University Library has the largest single collection of Darwin’s letters, notes and ephemera.

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