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Dr. Martin H Atkinson

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2008/02/05 - 4:42pm.
  • Faculty: Medicine
  • Department: Medicine
  • Position: Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean (Clinical Affairs)
  • Email: matkinso@ucalgary.ca

Teaching Awards

Great teachers involve their students meaningfully in the course. How do you engage your students?

I believe it is important to engage students in the learning process. Most students have difficulty sitting in a 45-minute lecture imbibing information passively. The learning experience is diluted further if they have to spend all their time taking notes rather than listening. I engage students in the following ways.

-Provide a handout of lecture notes
-Ask questions throughout the lecture
-Pose questions or problems based on the information being taught.