Abstract # 23:

Scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2002 02:45 PM-05:00 PM: Session 3 (Room 18, Cox Convention Center) Workshop


Workshop: Teaching the Undergraduate Primate Course: Tips, Techniques, and Strategies

V. K. Bentley-Condit
Grinnell College, Department of Anthropology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-0806, USA
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      Many primatologists are educators and we often teach undergraduate primate courses. Whether these courses are large, lecture-oriented classes or small, discussion-oriented classes, many of us have developed various strategies and techniques for conveying pertinent information and our love of the topic to our students. In this workshop/roundtable session, presenters will share what they have developed or discovered over the years. The presenters are from a variety of educational settings – community college, small, private liberal-arts college, large state university – and disciplines. As such, the techniques shared will have been used in a variety of undergraduate teaching situations. This workshop is geared towards anyone who currently teaches, or who anticipates teaching, primatology. It is meant to assist those who are just starting their teaching careers by providing them with a head start on finding effective classroom strategies and those who have been teaching for years who are interested in how their colleagues address similar classroom issues. The first half of the workshop will be structured as several short, more formal, demonstrations and presentations and the second half will be a more informal question-and-answer and sharing of ideas period. Confirmed participants at this time are: Vicki Bentley-Condit, Irwin Bernstein, Claud Bramblett, Matt Hoffman, Lynne Miller, Chris Mowry, Linda Taylor, and Russell Tuttle. For more information, see our web site at http://web.grinnell.edu/anthropology/faculty/ASPworkshop.htm.