Evolution across the curriculum

Date8-May-2009 ~ 9-May-2009
SummaryAt a NESCent Evolution Education catalysis meeting in July of 2006, one
of the major topics of discussion was the concept of incorporating evolution across the curriculum rather than teaching it solely as a discrete unit near the end of a course. This idea would be more readily adoptable if instructors had a rich supply of examples of biological concepts with an evolutionary underpinning built in. Various groups have begun working on this issue, and leaders in both education and evolutionary biology have endorsed this idea, including NSF. This idea is ripe for development but the key players need support to organize their efforts. There is a substantial amount of material already developed, so the database could be populated almost immediately. This project will bring together a wide range of committed groups across disciplines to develop a truly synthetic resource for undergraduate instructors.