EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2011
A modular approach to teaching multilevel selection
Daniel T. O’Brien
Multilevel selection is a controversial theory in evolutionary studies and is oft ignored in evolution education. It is, however, a powerful tool in that it is the only one that considers the simultaneous and independent effects of both group- and individual-level selection. This article provides a modular approach to teaching multilevel selection by: listing the main ingredients essential to any unit on multilevel selection; providing individual curriculum components that address each of these ingredients; and describing examples in which these classroom materials are combined to create a complete unit on multilevel selection. These examples include an introductory- and upper-level treatment of the topic. All materials are made available in Online Teaching Materials.
How to cite this article:
O’Brien, D. T. (2011). A modular approach to teaching multilevel selection. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 3(1), 12-23.