Teaching/Learning dynamics and Reflective Practice &
Environmental and Health Sciences in their Social Context
by Peter J. Taylor
2011 to present
Working papers, Science in a Changing World
Working papers, Critical, Creative & Reflective Practice
Intersecting Processes, Blog posts on complexity & change in environment, biomedicine & society
Probe-Create Change-Reflect, Blog posts on critical thinking & reflective practice
Troubled by Heterogeneity?: Control, Infrastructure and Participation in the Study of Heredity
Taking Yourself Seriously: A Fieldbook of Processes of Research and Engagement (with J. Szteiter)
Creative Thinking in Epidemiology
Heterogeneity and data analysis
What to do if we think that researchers have overlooked a significant issue for 100 years?
The case of quantitative genetics and underlying heterogeneity
"Troubled by Heterogeneity? Opportunities for Fresh Views on Long-standing and Recent Issues in Biology and Biomedicine" (pdf, audio)
"Making evolutionary theory more ecological: An update on Chapter 3 of Darwin's Origin."
Guided Tour of Peter Taylor's teaching
"Critical assumptions of twin studies that warrant more attention"
"Four Fundamental Gaps In Quantitative Genetics"
"Gene-free quantitative genetics: A thought experiment"
"An Introduction to Intraclass Correlation that Resolves Some Common Confusions"
"Cultivating Collaborators: Concepts and Questions Emerging Interactively From An Evolving, Interdisciplinary Workshop" (with S. Fifield, C. Young)
"Heterogeneity and heritability: Responses from sociology, philosophy, and history of science"
"The Nature of Science: Patterns in Heredity (talk in the Museum of Science "Frontiers of Health Sciences" series
"7 minute" version of Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement
"What Can We
Do? Moving Debates Over Genetic Determinism and Interactionism in New
Directions," Invited address to the American Civil Liberties Union
Conference on "Predicting Behavior: New Frontiers in Genetics and
Neuroscience and Their Implications for Civil Liberties," New York Law
School, May 2005 [powerpoint].
The "IQ paradox" reconceived : Visualizing the limited relevance of human heritability estimates in explaining differences between means across groups or across generations
Workshop on "How can we help each other to make knowledge and social change within "unruly" (heterogeneous, distributed) ecological complexities?," University of Western Sydney [powerpoint]
Non-standard lessons from the 'tragedy of the commons': From systems to intersecting processes.
Workshop on "Heterogeneous Complexity, Representations, and the Ecology of Knowledge," Rensselaer Polytechnic: Contribution and associated links
Infusing global perspectives through the curriculum
Using Acrobat to make PDF compilations
Reconstructing unruly ecological complexities [powerpoint]
Head, Hands, Heart, and Human Connections: Processes of Research and Engagement (compilation in development)
Biology in Society: Case Studies (compilation in development)
Environment, Science and Society: Case Studies (compilation in development)
Exploring heuristics about social agency through interpretation of diagrams of nature and society
Summary of heuristics and questions from The Limits of Ecology
We know more than we are, at first, prepared to acknowledge: Journeying to develop critical thinking
Reasoned Understandings and Social Change in Research On Common Resources
Class activities to explore feedback and time delay
Computers as tools that extend and constrain thinking
(Activities based around Computer Models of Population Growth)
Computers in Education -- two emphases
Entries in Thinking for Change Fieldbook on
Small groups roles, Dialogue around written work, Gallery walk ice-breaker, Critical thinking manifesto, Retrospectively obvious questions
Guidelines about specific situations and specific ways in which specific technologies are of significant pedagogical benefit (PDF
Compilation of teaching/learning tools (in development)
The hidden complexity of simple models, or Why theorists of all kinds should be troubled by unmodeled variables having dynamical lives of their own," submitted for Complexities Of Life: Ecology, Society And Health, ed. T. Awerbach
Generating environmental knowledge and inquiry through workshop processes
Alternating between teacher and facilitator
Phases of Research and Engagement
Research Briefings, by current and former students
Teacher-research on dialogue around written work
Race and Biology: A Dialog on Curriculum Development
Dimensions of the workshop process
"Nature, a conversation"
"How do we know there is a population-environment problem?, a conversation"
Biology and the agents without history
(Presidential plenary, International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology)
"How heritability can mislead"
Teacher-Student-Subject interactions (a schema)
Making connections and respecting differences: Reconciling schemas for learning and group process"
(think-piece that refers to differing writing preferences)
"Metaphor in the interpretation of science"
Causality and Explanation in the Social Sciences
"Reconstructing Rawls and exposing the implicit social embeddedness of theories of justice
" What's (not) in the mind of scientific agents? Implicit psychological models and social theory in the social studies of science"
Notes about the author, home page, etc.
Last update 11 September 2018