Introduction to the Project and People
Welcome to the website of the Evolution Challenges Project. This four-year project was undertaken to better understand the challenges people face when teaching and learning about evolution. Drawing upon the expertise of biologists, science educators, psychologists, philosophers, and curriculum designers--over 60 contributors in all--the project provides a multi-disciplinary look at the reasons why people may express reluctance in accepting biological evolution, and why even those who accept it may have difficulty understanding the processes and factors that underlie evolution. In this website, you'll learn more about how we brought together these experts and synthesized their knowledge into a comprehensive account of the obstacles encountered by educators and learners alike. You will also find a brief summary of the results of this collaboration; a fuller account is available in the book, published by Oxford University Press.
In addition to describing our own project, our website provides links to other resources that educators and learners may find useful, and contact information for the leaders of the project, who will be happy to address any comments or questions you may have for them.
Thank you for visiting, and we hope you find the site stimulating and useful. We welcome your feedback.