Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Find out how to teach evolution to 7–16 year olds

How does evolution happen? Can we observe it in real time? How do new species come about and how long does this take?

When you think about evolution, you may think of Darwin, but modern genetics has transformed our understanding of how evolution happens. This course uses this new genetics-centred approach to explain key concepts in our scientific understanding of evolution.

The course starts with the genetics of inheritance and variation, how natural selection and adaptation leads to speciation, followed by macroevolution and geological time, ending with human evolution.

What topics will you cover?

  • Inheritance and Variation
  • Natural Selection and Adaptation
  • Speciation
  • Macroevolution
  • Geological time
  • Human evolution

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, students, parents, and anyone interested in understanding evolution.

Who developed the course?

University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.