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Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar

Hands-on Learning – From Kids to Retirees

Dr. Daniel L. Gebo
Dr. Daniel L. Gebo

Daniel L. Gebo, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology

Distinguished Research Professor
Board of Trustees Professor
Distinguished Teaching Professor

Teaching expertise is strongly biased toward knowledge of the content you desire to explain and your own individualized personality. Many (maybe most) students have little familiarity with the variety of topics teachers are attempting to explain in class and complicated topics are simply complicated. One way to bridge the information gap between students and teachers is to bring items to class. These hands-on learning lessons heighten curiosity, allow one-on-one engagement, and they may act as a hook to allow teachers to move the discussion in a variety of student interested directions.

This Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar will be presented by Dr. Daniel L. Gebo, who has been a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University since 1987. He holds a Presidential Research Professorship (1998), Board of Trustees Professorships (2008 and 2013) and was awarded the Presidential Teaching Professorship in 2008. His primary research area is in primatology where he has conducted field work in rainforests and in deserts across four continents (North and South America, Africa, and Asia). His research focus is on primate locomotion. His current field project is in Inner Mongolia (China) where he is actively engaged in finding the earliest fossil primates. He has published 80 scientific articles including four in the elite scientific journals of Nature and Science.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center
11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Refreshments
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m., Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


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