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Canine assisted reading

Jerneja Sever (2016) Canine assisted reading. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The diploma thesis presents various aspects of animals included in animal-assisted interventions. In theoretical part, I introduced different possible ways of animal-assisted interventions: animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted education. Animals became common visitors in educational settings all over the world. I presented positive influences on various aspects of human life, as well limitations when animal-assisted interventions are not possible to perform and ethical dilemmas on the field. I continued with presentation of the impact animals have on children and importance of animals in educational settings. I described which basic rules we have to consider before starting animal-assisted intervention. Canine assisted reading is widely spread method for struggling readers. In empirical part I explored which canine assisted reading form are used in our county, in which ways and how often. I used qualitative research of semi-structured interview and observation, being present at two reading programs. Results indicate that canine assisted reading programs have positive impact on children´s reading as well as theirs’ self-confidence.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: animal-assisted interventions, animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities, animal, assisted education, canine assisted reading
    Number of Pages: 73
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Nataša Zrim MartinjakMentor
    asist. dr. Mija Marija Klemenčič RozmanComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11247689)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3946
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 16:46
    Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 16:46
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3946

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