EvoluÇão biológica: percepÇões de professores de biologia

Oleques, Luciane Carvalho; Bartholomei - Santos, Marlise Ladvocat; Boer, Noemi
May 2011
Revista Electrónica de Enseñanza de las Ciencias;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p243
Academic Journal
Considering the importance of evolution to biology and its teaching, the current paper reports the biological evolution conceptions of 20 biology teachers from empirical research. The issues related to biological evolution concepts, evolution theories and human evolution were quali- and quantitatively analyzed through a questionnaire. The methodology used for qualitative analyzing of data was the content analysis, which prioritized the textual analysis to biological evolution concepts, from which the categories emerged. These categories are: meanings of the evolution, evolutive process functions, evolutive factors and evolutive dimensions. According to the response adequacy the categories emerged from analysis of evolutive theory issues and human evolution. The evolutionary theory, though corroborated by several authors, still causes dilemmas in the cognitive thought of the teachers of biological area. This is caused by the overlapping of ideas defended by theory with other social, religious and mainly epistemological aspects.


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