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Dissection: The Scientific Case for Alternatives
  • Jonathan Balcombe, Immersion Medical
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This article presents the scientific argument that learning methods that replace traditional nonhuman animal-consumptive methods in life science education—so-called alternatives to dissection—are pedagogically sound and probably superior to dissection. This article focuses on the pedagogy, a learning method’s effectiveness for conveying knowledge.


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Balcombe, J. (2001). Dissection: The scientific case for alternatives. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 4(2), 117-126.