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Thursday, February 25 • 9:00am - Friday, March 12 • 3:00pm
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 in some Canadian school districts.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Logan

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 →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session