Title

Student Perception on the Study of Evolution in a General Biology Course in a Christian College

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-10-2019

Abstract

This study investigated students’perceptions of the study of evolution in a small conservative Christian college. Students’ interest in the subject is influenced by several factors, including prior exposure to the material, students’ belief system,and the instructors’ attitudes towards the subject. These factors also determine the ability of students to understand, discuss, and analyze evolutionary-leaning arguments. Participants were students in a Foundations of Biology class. They completed a survey instrument that was administered by the college's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Analysis of the results indicates students are interested in the material, think it is important to study, and value discussing these issues in a supportive Christian environment. Implications for strengthening faith integration and student intellectual growth are discussed.

Journal Title

Journal fo Research on Christian Education

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

225

Last Page

242

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2018.1520663

First Department

Biology

Second Department

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

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