Dissection reconsidered: A reaction to de Villiers and Monk's 'The first cut is the deepest'

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Abstract

Educators need to think about pedagogical as well as ethical issues when asking if dissection has a role in contemporary K-12 science education. I consider some arguments for and against dissection as a way to teach students the biological concepts of form and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Dissection
  • Laboratory animals
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Science instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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