This website provides material to help teach animal behaviour from Key Stage 1 through to AS and A2 Level in Biology and Psychology. In addition we provide general advice on behavioural methods, statistics, ethics in animal behaviour teaching and rough guides to animals commonly used in behaviour work.
The ASAB Education Committee provides support to colleagues in schools and colleges in teaching animal behaviour, from primary schools to sixth forms. The committee:
- Produces resources for purchase (videos, DVDs, books, posters and CDs) and others that are free and available online (resource packs, books, posters)
- Produces a free termly newsletter, FEEDBACK, which has articles, exercises, animal cameos, suggestions for practicals, etc
- Has an Education Officer who goes into schools to give talks and workshop sessions for students, from infant classes to sixth formers
- Organizes conferences and workshops for teachers (CPD)
- Offers grants to teachers to develop resources for the classroom
A brilliant new ASAB resource
KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE NEAR DOGS
by Kendal Shepherd (BVSc, CCAB, MRCVS) and adapted for classroom use by Jean Archer, Science Co-ordinator, Moss Park Junior School, Stretford, Manchester
This resource has been designed with year 5 and 6 pupils in mind and is suitable for other year groups and PSHE lessons. It will enable teachers to feel confident when covering these lesson objectives:
**to understand why dogs bite
**to realise the importance of human interactions with dogs
**to realise dogs usually become aggressive to defend themselves and their possessions
**to understand that there is a graded ladder, or sequence, of aggression for both dogs and humans
**to realise that certain actions and situations can trigger aggressive behaviour in both dogs and humans
**to understand that dog bites can be avoided
**to stop dogs feeling like biting.
This is a FREE resource and is made of two parts: A set of comprehensive teacher’s notes, background information, glossary, suggested activities and answers, as well as, a pack of sixteen worksheets. Download the teacher's notes here and the worksheets here.
The ASAB Education Officer, Charlotte Evans, should normally be the first point of contact, but the Secretary of the ASAB Education Committee, Dr Rob Thomas, can also help with your enquiries.