Human Behaviour Change
Animals play a very important role in our lives. We constantly interact with them on different levels, but do we always know enough about what such concepts as “Environmental ethics”, “Animal Welfare”, “Humane Treatment of Animals” or “Responsible Pet Ownership” mean?
With our Human Behaviour Change programme we build a society where Animal Welfare is understood and respected by everyone. Our classes raise a new generation of compassionate responsible people.
As children, in particular, have a natural affinity for animals and the nature of their interaction with animals and the environment are important in shaping their behaviour, ethics and attitudes as adults, we are focusing on bringing the opportunity to learn about Animal Welfare and why it matters to as many kindergarten and schools as possible.
To do that, we developed an online course for Educators that covers various subjects related to animal-human interaction, the first in its kind on the post-Soviet territory.
The course is especially tailored for teachers of primary and secondary schools, who are interested to integrate Humane Education elements to the school curricula.
The course is free of charge and was developed and is conducted by professional teachers with extensive practical experience and impressive achievements in the field. Its duration is 3 months (108 hours) and it consists of 6 moduls and the final project. Participants, who have successfully passed the exams, receive the certificate along with the necessary knowledge base to start teaching classes.
The main topics covered by the the course are:
- Human-Animal interaction
- Use of animals
- Ethics of using animals in research
- Concept of Animal Welfare
- Implementing subjects on animal welfare into school programme
- Relationship with other school subjects