Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Child-Animal Encounters: Promoting Respect, Care, and Compassion
Conference:2019 Conference Lexington, Kentucky
Animals feature prominently in the lives of children. What type of messaging are educators sending to children when they guide encounters with animals? Are children truly learning to care and respect the more-than-human world or are we further disconnecting children from nature and unknowingly promoting the idea of human exceptionalism?