The reigning paradigm of science education views animals as objects to be manipulated, analyzed and experimented upon. Evidence suggests that this paradigm alienates some students, and excludes alternative perspectives on human-animal relations. This work- shop will explore these hidden costs of the current paradigm, and will examine options for a more humane and inclusive science education. A hands-on demonstration of hu- mane alternatives such as virtual dissection software will be provided.
When: Wednesday, April 22 2015
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Duncan McArthur Hall (Queen’s University), Room A343
- Jan Oakley, Faculty of Education and Women Studies, Lakehead University
- Teresa Lloro-Bidart, Science Education, California State University at Chico
- Olivier Berreville, International Network for Human Education