Monday, 26 January 2015

动物福利与行为慕课(网络公开课) (Animal Welfare and Behaviour MOOC )






Animal Welfare and Behaviour MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

We are delighted to announce we will be running our popular MOOC course again, starting on the 9th February

Are you a native Mandarin Chinese speaker? This time we will have an option to watch the videos translated into your native language and we hope this will be useful.

 Animal welfare is often an emotive subject provoking heated debates and sometimes radical action. However it is also a challenging science based subject that involves consideration of animal emotions and how we can best understand the world from the perspective of a different species.

Through a free online course, animal behaviour and welfare experts from the Jeanne Marchig International Animal Welfare Centre at the University of Edinburgh, will provide knowledge and understanding about the application of animal behaviour and the science of animal welfare. This will ensure that viewers are better equipped to argue for or against a specific issue relating to animal care, management or use, using a rigorous, evidence based approach.

During the course of the 6 week period, viewers will be provided with a real world view of animal welfare and the work of the animal welfare researcher, as well as interactive sessions and discussion on topics ranging from; why animal welfare matters from a global perspective, how science can help to advance animal welfare, why animal feelings are central to animal welfare, to the truth about dogs and cats, the ethics and welfare of keeping animals in zoos and how we can deal with farm animal welfare problems.


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