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The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education aim is to strive towards improving the quality of life for all animals through education, training and by influencing policy at the highest level.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Animal Welfare MOOC: Second Running Coming Soon!
The JMICAWE team have been humbled by the overwhelming
positive feedback received about our MOOC course that we ran in Julythis year.The level of engagement was superb and we would like to thank all our
hardworking students for making it such a positive and fantastic experience.
We will be running the course again in early February
2015. If you would like to be part of this you can
sign up here for future alerts:
Don't forget we will also soon have options in Mandarin and Spanish
Here are just a few out of the hundreds of positive comments
and feedback we received:
Fabulous course, I
learned so much and find my discussions about animals are so much more
balanced, the scientific approach is a great balance for the ethical and
emotional response we have with our animals. It has made me better appreciate
the welfare and best practises with my animals.
This course was
absolutely fantastic! I have a PhD in Psychology so have spent a lot of time
within the University environment, and can honestly say that the calibre of
teaching and production in this course is the best I've ever encountered.
Easy and intuitive
navigation through course-info. Video's + accompanying notes (with complete
text of the video), helped me to better understand the lecture (I'm not a
native English speaker), the interactive presentations helped me to put newly
gained insights and learning into practice. The enthusiasm displayed by almost
all lecturers kept me zoomed in and focussed during the video’s. I especially
enjoyed the lecturers that included your own pets/horses in the video. The
video of nesting behaviour of a female pig, sometime before giving birth, had a
huge impact on my view on pigs and the meat-industry.
As a result of the
course, I feel I am better equipped to undertake my animal welfare work. I now
have an understanding of the need for evidence-based application and
acknowledging the limitation of my knowledge, for further enquiry into research
by acknowledged institutions like yours. I hope that some of my colleagues will
take advantage of your 2015 course and be similarly enlightened.