Session D-Humane science education: How to replace animals in dissection without compromising learning goals

Even though the use of animals in dissection is a controversial issue for many people, 79% of science teachers still do animal dissections in their classes. However, there are numerous cost-effective non-animal alternatives available that are equally good (if not better) for student learning. This workshop will connect teachers to valuable information on how to replace animals for dissection without compromising learning goals.

1. Participants will be given an overview of arguments for and against dissection;
2. Information about the use of non-animal alternatives will be provided. Virtual dissection simulations and 3D models will be available for teachers to experience for themselves;
3. Participants will be asked what should be included in educational packages intended to support teachers in implementing non-animal alternatives;
4. Participants will be able to sign up for personal information sessions or guest classes for their school.

Target audience: K-12

Curriculum Sciences Social Justice Technology
Location: TBC Date: March 3, 2018 Time: 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Elisabeth Ormandy