Discipline-Based Education Research Group

 

Date of this Version

3-16-2017

Document Type

Article

Citation

Presentation Slides for DBER Discussion 3/16/2017

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Copyright (c) 2017 Sarah Spier

Abstract

Question: Does proficiency in natural selection knowledge predict the quality of student reasoning of reproductive potential as a component of fitness?

Hypothesis: Students with higher scores on the Concept Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS) will have more accurate descriptions of reproductive potential as a part of fitness.

Goals: Assess student ability to reason about fitness and selection in a variety of contexts. Assess student reasoning of evolutionary implications of an ecological scenario