Race is a hot-button topic in American society, but one that needs to be addressed in the biological science curriculum. This paper examines how college students in a large introductory course came to understand race through the exploration of four key concepts about the nature of human biological and genetic variation. Using clicker data collected from four courses (n = 296), change in starting and ending understanding of content was compared using paired t-tests and mean difference scores. Results indicate statistically significant improvement in student understanding of common fallacies of the “biological race concept” after a single exposure to content.
Skip Nav Destination
Research Article| September 01 2017
Testing Common Misconceptions about the Nature of Human Racial Variation
Amelia R. Hubbard
Amelia R. Hubbard
1AMELIA R. HUBBARD is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wright State University, 270 Millett Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435; e-mail: email@example.com
Search for other works by this author on:
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 538–543.
Amelia R. Hubbard; Testing Common Misconceptions about the Nature of Human Racial Variation. The American Biology Teacher 1 September 2017; 79 (7): 538–543. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.538
Download citation file:
Citing articles via
How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason; Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It; Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity; and Verified: How to Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions about What to Believe Online