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School Vivarium
Code: 47309
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Tatjana Bakran-Petricioli - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Ivančica Ternjej - Lectures
Lecturers: Maja Novosel - Seminar
Ivančica Ternjej - Seminar

Maja Novosel - Practicum
Ivančica Ternjej - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1. List main types of vivaries and their characteristics.
2. Recognise usefulness of vivary in biology teaching - in connection with a particular teaching unit.
3. Make their own vivaries and maintain organisms in them.
4. Design simple experiments which can be done using vivaries in biology teaching.
5. Develop students' interest to use vivaries and take care of organisms in them.

Course objectives are to introduce students to the possibilities that use of vivary provide in biology teaching and encourage them to learn actively and think critically.

Vivaristics - term and definition. Types of vivaries.
Animals and plants in vivaristics.
Methods of breeding and maintenance of animals and plants in vivaries.
How to make and use aquarium (marine and freshwater).
How to make and use terarium.
Use of vivaries in biology teaching.
Experiments which can be done using vivaries in biology teaching.
In the framework of exercises students will make different types of vivaries. In the framework of seminars they will design their own simple experiments which can be performed in biology teaching using vivaries. Visit to the institutions which professionally use vivaries is also envisaged in the scope of course (i.e. insectaria and teraria in Zagreb Zoo). Literature for the seminars is consisted of recent review and expert papers dealing with vivaries.
  1. Interna skripta i prezentacije s predavanja i seminara
  2. Odabrani pregledni i stručni članci ili dijelovi stručnih knjiga (posebno za seminare)
  3. Chinery, Michael (1989) 1000 ideja za prirodoslovca. Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana, 90 str.
  4. Durrell, Gerald (1990) Svijet prirode. Grafički zavod Hrvatske, Ljubljana, 320 str.
9. semester
Izborni predmeti nastava - Mandatory studij - Biology and Chemistry Education
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