Genetics Pedagogies Project


The Genetics Pedagogies Project

The Genetics Pedagogies Project, which ran from September 2012-August 2014, was funded by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, as part of their ‘Uses and Abuses of Biology’ programme. This innovative project explored the effects on student attitudes and learning of different ways of organising the genetics curriculum

Experimental course materials

At the core of the project was the making and testing of an experimental curriculum that, taking inspiration from the work of the Oxford biologist W. F. R. Weldon (1860-1906), stressed the role of developmental and environmental contexts in modifying the effects of genes (as against the usual stress on "gene for" Mendelism). Under the 'Downloads' link you will find preliminary versions of the course document provided to the students and the hand-outs for the lectures. Under the 'GPP Lectures' tab you can access the Articulate presentations for all of the lectures, including audio capture.


Under the 'Events' tab, you can see details of the mid-project workshop and end-of-project conference organised by the Genetics Pedagogies Project, including videos of the keynote address by Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT) and other papers given at the conference.

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