Undergraduate students in Psychology, enrolled at the subject Animal Psychology, were given the opportunity to perform S-L activities at the animal shelters in the locations where they reside for the duration of one semester of the academic year 2020-2021, February – June 2021 (the S-L activities are still ongoing).
The S-L activities were connected with the curricula of Animal Psychology subject, School of Psychology and Sciences of Education, Babes-Bolyai University (coordinating teacher: Alina S. Rusu, PhD). The discussions and the preparation of the students took place online, during the seminars of the Animal Psychology courses.
The learning objectives were: a the S-L activities at the animal shelters will facilitate a better understanding of the body language in dog and cats, will offer the students the possibilities to be more aware of the benefits human-animal positive interactions, will gain deeper understanding of the elements of animal welfare, such as behavioral indicators of affective states in animals, and they will be able to use methods of behavioral enrichment in relation to animal quality of life.
Partners: Animal protection NGOs that are managing private animal shelters.