Promoting scientific literacy in evolution through citizen science

verfasst von
Miriam Brandt, Quentin Groom, Alexandra Magro, Dusan Misevic, Claire Louisa Narraway, Till Bruckermann, Anna Beniermann, Tom Børsen, Josefa Gonzalez, Sofie Meeus, Helen E. Roy, Xana Sá-Pinto, Jorge Roberto Torres, Tania Jenkins
Abstract

Evolutionary understanding is central to biology. It is also an essential prerequisite to understanding and making informed decisions about societal issues such as climate change. Yet, evolution is generally poorly understood by civil society and many misconceptions exist. Citizen science, which has been increasing in popularity as a means to gather new data and promote scientific literacy, is one strategy through which people could learn about evolution. However, despite the potential for citizen science to promote evolution learning opportunities, very few projects implement them. In this paper, we make the case for incorporating evolution education into citizen science, define key learning goals, and suggest opportunities for designing and evaluating projects in order to promote scientific literacy in evolution.

Organisationseinheit(en)
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Externe Organisation(en)
Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- u Wildtierforschung (IZW)
Botanischer Garten Meise
Université Toulouse III
Earthwatch Europe
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Aalborg University
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
University of Aveiro
IPN - Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
University of Geneva
Université de Paris
Typ
Artikel
Journal
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Band
289
Seiten
20221077
Anzahl der Seiten
1
ISSN
0080-4649
Publikationsdatum
10.08.2022
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Agrar- und Biowissenschaften (insg.), Umweltwissenschaften (insg.), Biochemie, Genetik und Molekularbiologie (insg.), Immunologie und Mikrobiologie (insg.)
Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung
SDG 13 – Klimaschutzmaßnahmen
Elektronische Version(en)
https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/9atzb (Zugang: Offen)
https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1077 (Zugang: Offen)