Dr. Brian Ogle - Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology, Beacon College
The new generation of changemakers will be inspired and supported by today’s modern teachers. Employing humane education strategies allows for teachers to meet standards while creating tomorrow’s changemakers. Many leading education professionals have called for a reexamination of our interpretations of educational models to inspire action. The “knowledge leads to caring leads to action” model has been called into question and shown it is not as effective as once believed. It is now believed that action leads to caring which leads to increased knowledge. The focus needs to be placed on creating student action to promote awareness and understanding of the information. This session will examine the model and common misconceptions held about integrating action into any humane education program.
About our Speaker:
Brian Ogle is an assistant professor of anthrozoology and the department chair for humanities and general education at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. His research activities focus on instructional issues related to science teaching, public perception of captive wildlife, and trends in conservation/humane education. He serves on the National Science Teachers Association’s committee on college science teaching, the Board of Directors for the Humane Education Coalition, and as an education advisor for the field and cervid taxon advisory groups of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
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