Teaching Evolution: Guide to Critical Analysis

January 2016
Canadian Points of View: Teaching Evolution;2016, p4
The article offers a critical guide to the controversial issue of teaching evolution. The article discusses criteria in understanding the issue, such as distinguishing between fact and opinion and recognizing point and counterpoint arguments. Also presented are exercises that help the reader further analyze the issue of teaching evolution, such as a debate or a critical essay, for the purpose of developing and effectively arguing a personal perspective.


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