Animal Learning theory lecture

dog looking at a human hand holding a biscuit

Presentation slides for a lecture on basic learning theory for teaching Animal Behaviour. Created by Dr Ralph R.J. Thompson from the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at The University of Edinburgh.

This presentation was developed by Dr. Thompson and based on one used at the University of Edinburgh with elements (particularly images) removed for copyright reasons.

It’s intended as a basis for lectures, to which images/graphics can be added and the lecture adapted for the purposes needed. The use of a coloured background to aid accessibility may benefit some students.

Reflective/class questions are shown in light blue. Addition of other reflective or class response questions to check understanding and promote engagement is recommended.


These lecture slides and presentation were made as an OER by Ralph Thompson as part of the Digital Education module for the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Academic Practice at The University of Edinburgh.


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Image: ‘Dog Hunting obedience‘ by Vivane6276 (Pixabay), CC0