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Friday, February 19 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Dissection: Current Trends and Alternatives

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Dissection is common practice in Alberta high school science classes, but is it necessary?
In this session we will discuss the pedagogical merit of animal and non-animal teaching methods along with the ethical considerations for common species used in dissection. We will look at current animal use trends in post-secondary institutes, including uses in teaching, testing and research. Finally, we will explore alternatives and discuss student opt-in policies used by some Canadian school districts.

In this session we will discuss:
-the pedagogical merit of animal (dissection) versus non-animal (alternatives) teaching methods
-the use of animals in universities including veterinary schools
-student opt-in policies

Speakers
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Melissa Logan

Director of Education, Alberta SPCA
Melissa Logan started her teaching career in a high school science classroom, then moved to the Alberta SPCA’s Education Department in 2007. Engaging with teachers and other organizations, she has developed and collaborated on curriculum-relevant humane education programs and resources... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 073