The Assisted Education of Animals
in collaboration with the ASDPETS Association
Animal-assisted education is an educational intervention that aims to promote, activate and support the resources and potential for individual growth and planning, for relationships and social integration of people in difficulty. The intervention of EAA can also be of a group and promotes the well-being of people in their own living environments, particularly within the institutions in which the individual must field adaptability. One of the objectives of the EAA is to contribute to improving the quality of life of the person and to reinforce the self-esteem of the person involved.
The main objective is the education of children through the relationship with animals based on their natural motivational involvement. In fact, in the presence of an animal, children feel particularly attracted emotionally and this allows greater involvement and consequent positive learning.
The projects are designed as bridging projects for children to play and have fun, but they are used above all to address important issues. Some of these affect the child's psychological and relational spheres, such as: communication, expression of emotions, acceptance of diversity, care and respect for others. In addition, aspects related to the animal world such as the physiology and behavior of animals and nature are transmitted in a fun way.
They therefore offer various pedagogical contributions, including:
Support the child's character by acting on self-esteem and self-construction;
- Become aware of the results of your actions and increase awareness of your body;
- Stimulate attention and respect for diversity;
- Distinguish different modes of communication;
- Reinforcement in the acquisition of correct ways of relating to the animal;
- Promote attitudes of care and care;
- Know the way of perceiving, behavior and communicative and cognitive modalities of animals;
Increase the imagination and creativity;
Contact with animals and nature has always positively influenced the development of the child's character. Caring for and respecting an animal leads the child to have greater emotional and behavioral security and greater tranquility and disposition