Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Evolution: Education and Outreach

E' finalmente disponibile il primo fascicolo nella nuova rivista, totalmente dedicata all'evoluzione, dal titolo Evolution: Education and Outreach.

E' finalmente disponibile il primo fascicolo della rivista Evolution: Education and Outreach!! Dal giorno dell'annuncio del lancio, la pubblicazione del primo fascicolo di questa rivista era attesa con grande interesse poiché Evolution: Education and Outreach potrebbe rappresentare un importante punto di incontro per tutti coloro che in modo e con professioni diverse (ricercatori, filosofi, insegnanti e curatori museali) hanno nell'evoluzione un comune interesse.

Lo scopo della rivista è ben illustrato nell'Editorial di Niles Eldredge e Gregory Eldredge:
"Thus, our goal for this journal is nothing less than to provide direct linkage between the worlds of scientific research and the K-16 classroom. We have assembled an impressive team of scientists, educational experts, and teachers to form our initial editorial board. Our journal, to be published quarterly, will contain peer-reviewed articles by scientists—generally accompanied by lesson plans; peer-reviewed articles by educators on curriculum and teaching issues; “personal essays”—reflections by scientists and teachers on their thoughts and experiences on a wide range of subject matter; and “collaborative essays” by teams consisting of scientists/scholars writing with teachers to produce materials directly appropriate to classroom use. Each issue features a contribution—“Views from Understanding Evolution”—from Anna Thanukos and her colleagues at the Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley, and a column from Eugenie Scott and her staff at the National Center for Science education entitled “Overcoming Obstacles to Science Education.” In addition, interviews with well-known scientists and educators; reviews; letters from readers; several news columns—covering emerging issues in science, in the classroom, and on the internet; puzzles and other features. Our aim: to produce a riveting issue every time— a “must read” from cover to cover! "

L'indice del primo fascicolo (che contiene ben 20 articoli oltre all'Editorial) è molto ghiotto, per cui non mi resta che augurarvi buona lettura!!!

Mauro Mandrioli

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