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  1. Kostas Kampourakis (2014). Understanding Evolution. Cambridge University Press.
    In all the examples of evolution described above, a simple process always takes place: selection from within an available set of variants. This, of course, is not the only mechanism by which evolution proceeds, but it is an important one and ...
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  2. Kostas Kampourakis (2013). Mendel and the Path to Genetics: Portraying Science as a Social Process. [REVIEW] Science and Education 22 (2):293-324.
    Textbook descriptions of the foundations of Genetics give the impression that besides Mendel’s no other research on heredity took place during the nineteenth century. However, the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, and the criticism that it received, placed the study of heredity at the centre of biological thought. Consequently, Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin himself, Francis Galton, William Keith Brooks, Carl von Nägeli, August Weismann, and Hugo de Vries attempted to develop theories of heredity under an evolutionary perspective, (...)
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  3. Kostas Kampourakis (ed.) (2013). Special Issue: Philosophical Considerations in the Teaching of Biology. Part I, Philosophy of Biology and Biological Explanation. Springer (Science & Education).
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  4. Kostas Kampourakis (ed.) (2013). Special Issue: Philosophical Considerations in the Teaching of Biology. Part II, Evolution, Development and Genetics. Springer (Science & Education).
  5. Kostas Kampourakis (2013). Teaching About Adaptation: Why Evolutionary History Matters. [REVIEW] Science and Education 22 (2):173-188.
    Adaptation is one of the central concepts in evolutionary theory, which nonetheless has been given different definitions. Some scholars support a historical definition of adaptation, considering it as a trait that is the outcome of natural selection, whereas others support an ahistorical definition, considering it as a trait that contributes to the survival and reproduction of its possessors. Finally, adaptation has been defined as a process, as well. Consequently, two questions arise: the first is a philosophical one and focuses on (...)
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  6. Kostas Kampourakis (ed.) (2013). The Philosophy of Biology: A Companion for Educators. Springer.
    This book presents analyses of philosophical topics of importance to biology education. It is intended foremost for biology educators and teachers, and aims to show how philosophy of science in general, and philosophy of biology in particular, ...
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  7. Kostas Kampourakis & William McComas (2010). Charles Darwin and Evolution: Illustrating Human Aspects of Science. [REVIEW] Science and Education 19 (6-8):637-654.
    Recently, the nature of science (NOS) has become recognized as an important element within the K-12 science curriculum. Despite differences in the ultimate lists of recommended aspects, a consensus is emerging on what specific NOS elements should be the focus of science instruction and inform textbook writers and curriculum developers. In this article, we suggest a contextualized, explicit approach addressing one core NOS aspect: the human aspects of science that include the domains of creativity, social influences and subjectivity. To illustrate (...)
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  8. David Rudge & Kostas Kampourakis (eds.) (2010). Special Issue: Darwin and Darwinism. Part One: Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Studies. Springer (Science & Education).
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  9. David Rudge & Kostas Kampourakis (eds.) (2010). Special Issue: Darwin and Darwinism. Part Two: Pedagogical Studies. Springer (Science & Education).
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  10. Kostas Kampourakis & Vasso Zogza (2008). Students' Intuitive Explanations of the Causes of Homologies and Adaptations. Science and Education 17 (1):27-47.
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  11. Kostas Kampourakis & Vasso Zogza (2007). Students' Preconceptions About Evolution: How Accurate is the Characterization as “Lamarckian” When Considering the History of Evolutionary Thought? Science and Education 16 (3-5):393-422.
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