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Roger & Deborah Fouts: The Washoe Project


Roger & Deborah Fouts: The Washoe Project

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Date Added to MERLOT: November 13, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 09, 2006
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Avatar for Zulia Brown
15 years ago

Zulia Brown (Student)

I spent about 45 minutes at this site. I found this a great concept and very
rewarding. It is amazing what is being done for our fellow living creatures and
I hope it catches on quickly.

Technical Remarks:

Easy site to navigate.

Avatar for Krystal Audette
15 years ago

Krystal Audette (Student)

I think the whole concept of this site is amazing! The information that is
found within this site is very intersting. I spent about 30 minutes reading
through this site. I think it provides valuable information about chimpanzees
and communication between animals and humans. However, I would not say that it
has a lot to offer in a classroom setting beyond learnng about chimpanzees.

Technical Remarks:

This site is very easy to navigate.

Avatar for Michele PrattGiammella
15 years ago

Michele PrattGiammella (Student)

I spent about 45 minutes on this site. I thought the information was wonderful,
and is highly eduactionally significant. The material in this site would greatly
enhance teaching and learning.

Technical Remarks:

The different material were easy to access, and well written.

Avatar for Sandra Price
15 years ago

Sandra Price (Student)

I spent about 1 hour reviewing this site. The quality of content is accurate to
my knowledge. It has potential for a learning tool. It is easliy accessable for
the first time user.

Avatar for Kathryn Dunne
15 years ago

Kathryn Dunne

the site is well organized and provides interesting reading about the Chimpanzee
who is closest to humans in DNA. Washoe is an interessting subject . She
exemplifies the fact that there is a higher level of consciousness in the Chimp
than was ever imagined and this is made clear through her communication using
American Sign Language. Washoe can express feelings and emotions and
uncerstanding that most individuals never realized existed in a chimanzee. We
have much to learn from this research

Technical Remarks:

the site could be much more animated and show more pictures of the Chimps
throughout the story as written by the author.

Avatar for Maura Scanlon
15 years ago

Maura Scanlon (Student)

I never would have guessed that chimpanzees knew how to treat wounds medically
with certain type of plants as adults do. I found the material very interesting
and easy to follow.

Avatar for Jill Potter
15 years ago

Jill Potter (Student)

I spent around 40 minutes reading the information in this site. I was unaware
that things as this occured, so I was quite fascinated by it. I learned a great
deal, and I feel other students interested in this topic, would also be
enlightened. The information is presented in describing a families life with

Technical Remarks:

I found this site easy to brouse. The informative headings let you see the
different topics so you just point and click where you want to brouse. On this
day, all of the links were up and working.

Avatar for Robin Gregory
15 years ago

Robin Gregory (Student)

I spent about 1 hour reviewing the site and reading the story of Washoe. The
quality of the content was very good and also very interesting. I think that
this site could be very helpful in learning especially in experimental research.
This is a site the whole family can enjoy.

Technical Remarks:

It was very easy to navigate the site and even first time users should find it
easy to get around.

Avatar for Janet Briggs
15 years ago

Janet Briggs (Student)

I reviewed the site for 1-2 hours. The information about chimps is fascinating
and amazing. The Washoe Project is a 30 year project, the results are accurate
and complete. To learn from our "sibling species" which in turn, helps
developmentally disabled children is, to me, what research is really about.
Roger Fouts continues research in chimpanzee gestural dialect, conversation and
enriching the lives of captive chimps. I envy the relationship Roger and
Deborah Fouts have developed with these chimpanzees. It truly must be

Technical Remarks:

The site can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The material is very easy
to read and the website is easy to navigate through. The website has many photos
which would appeal to the children. The text is separated into short paragraphs
which include one question and Roger Fout's answer. The Institute accepts
student volunteers and the site gives an address where more information can be

Avatar for   Albrecht
15 years ago

Albrecht (Student)

I reviewed the materials for about an hour or so. I read through all of the
information, and was very interested in proceeding with it. I believe the
quality of the content was excellent. I believe this site has a very high
potential effectiveness for enhancing teaching and learning. I believe students
that are going into a field with psychology with children will find this
influential. This is educationally significant.

Technical Remarks:

I think this web site was very easy to obtain the information. Yes, first time
users will find this site easy to get the information.