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Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
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Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Direct Experience With Nature and the Development of Biological Knowledge
Contributor(s):: Sarah E. Longbottom, Virginia Slaughter
Research Findings: An emerging consensus is that casual, direct contact with nature influences the development of children’s biological knowledge. Here we review the existing literature on this topic, focusing on the effects of (a) rural versus urban rearing environments and (b) pet...
The veterinarian's role in pet loss: grief education, support, and facilitation
Contributor(s):: L.S. Lagoni, S. Hetts, S.J. Withrow
Garden-Based Learning: An Experience With "At Risk" Secondary Education Students
Contributor(s):: José-Reyes Ruiz Gallardo, Alonso Verde, Arturo Valdés
The reengagement of disenchanted secondary students is one of the priorities of the educational system. Over a six-year period (2003–2004 to 2008–2009), 63 disruptive and low-performance secondary school students were integrated into a two-year garden-based learning program, which...
Study of the levels of human-human and human-animal empathy in veterinary medical students from Chile
Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D.
Social relationships are based on our ability to put ourselves in the place of others, and from there to react appropriately and logically. This empathic ability can be extended to other species, based on the human ability to develop techniques to understand and communicate with animals. In...
The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public education of animal welfare issues.The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education [FIREPAW, Inc.] is...
Tri-State K-9 Response Team
Tri-State Canine Response Team is a non-profit organization, serving NJ, PA, and DE, which is dedicated to providing certified and trained handler/dog teams for Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Teams to children, families, neighborhoods, and...
Contributor(s):: Lindy Wood
Westonwood Ranch will offer a unique learning curriculum to improve life skills and vocational skills to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Program participants will have the opportunity to engage in a vast variety of skill sets and activities. Similar to a “college...
Comparing the Effect of Animal-Rearing Education in Japan with Conventional Animal-Assisted Education
Contributor(s):: Yuka Nakajima
An increasing number of teachers are introducing animals into their class so that pupils foster cognitive, physiological, and social skills through their interaction with animals. Along with such an educational style termed animal-assisted education (AAE), Japanese formal education has also...
Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan
Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe
Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...
Dierbare metgezellen : Domeinbeschrijving Dierenwelzijn
Contributor(s):: Irma Ennik, Lenny van Erp, Hans Hopster, Wim Meijberg, Marianne Poorthuis, Marko Ruis
Dierenwelzijn is een complex thema met wetenschappelijke, ethische en maatschappelijke invalshoeken. Om dit thema beter voor het onderwijs toegankelijk te maken hebben Stichting Veldwerk Nederland, het lectoraat Welzijn van Dieren van de Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein en de Christelijke...
The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers
Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...
A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia
Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite
Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a...
Ei haukku haavaa tee : esite koira-avusteisesta kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyöstä
Contributor(s):: Inka Kansi, Anni Kauppinen
Koirien merkitystä ihmisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta on viime vuosina käsitelty tutkimuksissa ja mediassa laajasti. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen ammattilaisille suunnattu esite yhteistyössä Koirat kasvatus- ja...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson
The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment...