AWSELVA Autumn Conference 2008: New Approaches for Teaching Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

29th October 2008

University of Bristol Langford Bristol BS40 5DU United Kingdom

Speakers discussed aspects of teaching to school children, agricultural students, veterinary surgeons and nursing students, describing – and demonstrating – novel, IT-based and participatory innovations from around the world. 


10:00 - 10:25Education, communication and knowledge transfer of AWSEL - the future. David Main
10:25 - 10:50Core content for an AWSEL curriculum. Demonstration of the WSPA curriculum. Nancy Clark
10:50 - 11:10Discussion
11:10 - 11:30Coffee/tea
11:40 - 12:40What solutions can Problem-based Learning provide? Demonstration of the Animal Ethics Dilemmas. Alison Hanlon
12:40 - 13:00Discussion
13:00 - 13:50Lunch
13:50 - 14:00Information about AWSELVA
14:00 - 14:20Should we (and can we) remain impartial when teaching animal ethics? Kathy Anzuino
14:20 - 14:50Welfare teaching in the commercial setting. Andy Butterworth
14:50 - 15:10Discussion
15:10 - 15:30Tea/coffee
15:30 - 16:30Participatory learning- techniques for getting everyone to think ‘outside the box’! James Yeates
16:30 - 17:00Discussion
17:00Summary and depart