Approaching the ‘big questions’ of middle-years school biology through the thinking of C. H. Waddington

Neil R Ingram*

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Abstract

Conrad Hal Waddington (1905–1975) was an English biologist who was especially interested in the big (metaphysical) questions of life. His thinking has become part of the foundation of modern systems biology. This article applies his thinking to middle-years school biology curricula (for ages 11–16), to see if their approach to epistemic questions might be reframed to allow students to understand more about the nature of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalSchool Science Review
Volume101
Issue number376
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

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Keywords

  • big questions
  • Waddington
  • curriculum development
  • biology

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