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By Carolyn J. Boulter, Michael J. Reiss, Dawn L. Sanders

Charles Darwin has been largely analysed and written approximately as a scientist, Victorian, father and husband. besides the fact that, this can be the 1st ebook to provide a gently idea out pedagogical method of studying that's headquartered on Darwin's lifestyles and clinical perform. The ways that Darwin constructed his medical principles, and their a long way achieving results, proceed to problem and impress modern academics and rookies, inspiring them to think about either how scientists paintings and the way person people 'read nature'. Darwin-inspired studying, as proposed during this overseas selection of essays, is an enquiry-based pedagogy, that takes the pro perform of Charles Darwin as its resource. with no looking to idealise the fellow, Darwin-inspired studying areas value on: • lively studying • hands-on enquiry • severe pondering • creativity • argumentation • interdisciplinarity. In an more and more urbanised international, first-hand observations of residing vegetation and animals have gotten rarer. certainly, a few commentators recommend that such encounters are less than danger and kids reside in a time of 'nature-deficit'. Darwin-inspired studying, with its specialize in shut statement and hands-on enquiry, seeks to re-engage little ones and children with the residing international via serious and artistic pondering modeled on Darwin's existence and technological know-how.

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