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 generally analysed and written approximately as a scientist, Victorian, father and husband. despite the fact that, this can be the 1st e-book to give a gently proposal out pedagogical method of studying that's situated on Darwin's existence and clinical perform. The ways that Darwin constructed his medical principles, and their some distance attaining results, proceed to problem and galvanize modern academics and novices, inspiring them to think about either how scientists paintings and the way person people 'read nature'. Darwin-inspired studying, as proposed during this foreign choice of essays, is an enquiry-based pedagogy, that takes the pro perform of Charles Darwin as its resource. with out trying to idealise the guy, Darwin-inspired studying locations significance on: • lively studying • hands-on enquiry • severe pondering • 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 below possibility and kids reside in a time of 'nature-deficit'. Darwin-inspired studying, with its specialise in shut statement and hands-on enquiry, seeks to re-engage young children and kids with the residing international via serious and inventive pondering modeled on Darwin's lifestyles and technology.

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416). Furthermore, he was able to conduct and repeat investigations such as his weed plot experiment. Darwin wanted to know what life was like for a seedling plant. He carried out his weed-plot experiment at Down House from January to August 1857 (see Chapter 27) whilst investigating the struggle for existence articulated in his theory of evolution by natural selection, in On the origin of species (1859). Figure 1. Weed-plot experiment. (© Susan Johnson) 28 THE WORLD OF DOWNE Weeds are the plants, along with trees, with which children are often most familiar, even in urban environments – dandelion Taraxacum officinale seeds are blown away, cleavers Galium aparine stick to jackets and trousers.

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