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Author Thomas, Jeff
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Biological Determinism ♦ Deterministic Interpretation ♦ Popular Genetics ♦ Adult Behaviour ♦ Contemporary Discourse ♦ Open University Uk ♦ School-based Learning ♦ All-embracing Blueprint ♦ Science Education ♦ Environmental Influence
Abstract The argument advanced here is that both school-based learning of genetics and contemporary discourses on popular genetics are likely to promote a deterministic interpretation. By this logic, factors that prompt a view of the gene as all-embracing “blueprint ” for fixing adult behaviour enjoy a greater prominence than those that stress the importance of the interdependency of genes and environmental influences. Centre for Science Education, The Open University UK
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study