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Title: Identifying alternative conceptions about evolution in portuguese high-school students : a reflection based on new and published data
Authors: Campos, Rita 
Menezes, Maria da Conceição Vieira de Almeida 
Sousa, Rute Alves de 
Keywords: Evolution; Alternative conceptions; Teaching
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: ICE UAB, ICE UV
Project: SFRH/BPD/110348/2015 
CAPES grant - Processo Nº 07364/2014-08 
Serial title, monograph or event: Enseñanza de las Ciencias
Issue: Núm. Extra
Abstract: Research about teaching and understanding of evolution focusing on the alternative conceptions held by students identified problems related to the understanding or even acceptance of evolution. This work analysed texts about evolution written by Portuguese students and identified alternative conceptions in 89. 06% of them; 57. 81% of the texts had more than one alternative conception. The alternative conceptions identified in Portuguese students reinforce the probable link between the development and persistence of such conceptions and absence of an evolutionary framework until later years in school. The results obtained in this analysis contribute to the growing body of research claiming for an early introduction of evolution in school curricula.
Description: X Congreso Internacional sobre Investigación en Didácticas de las Ciencias
ISSN: 2174-6486
Rights: openAccess
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