Pawel Kindler, Senior Instructor

PhD (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
MSc (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Office:  604-827-5959, Fax: 604-822-8720


T e a c h i n g / E d u c a t i o n
Current Teaching Responsibilities
• Course Director:  Gross Anatomy, Year 1 Dentistry
• PBL Tutor:  Years 1 and 2 Medicine
• Lecturer:  PHYL 301 and PHYL 424, Undergraduate Physiology
• Laboratory Presenter:  Gross Anatomy, Years 1 and 2 Medicine and Dentistry

Medical Education Activities

I have been actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning, with a specific focus on problem-based learning (PBL). My current interests include:
• The nature and prevalence of difficult incidents encountered in PBL tutorials
• The impact of cultural contexts on student-reported conflict in PBL
• The Teaching Perspectives among PBL tutors
• The feasibility of peer facilitation in PBL curriculum
R e c e n t   P u b l i c a t i o n s / C u r r i c u l a r   M a t e r i a l s

Chan, L.C., Yip, A.L.M., Beh, S.L., and Kindler, P.M. Student-reported difficult incidents and interventions in PBL: Does cultural context matter? Submitted to Med Teach (February 2011).

Kindler P, Grant C, Kulla S, Poole G and Godolphin W. 2009. Difficult incidents and tutor interventions in problem-based learning tutorials. Med Ed 43(9):866-873.

Kindler, P. 2009. Active student engagement in problem-based learning through peer facilitation. Tapestry 54:12-13.

Krebs, C., Kindler, P. and Doroudi, M. 2007. Dissector for the Fundamentals of Body Design (The Gross Anatomy Component of the Fundamentals of Human Design), Year 1 Medicine, MD Undergraduate Program, UBC.

R e c e n t   C o n f e r e n c e   P r e s e n t a t i o n s

Kindler, P. and Jang, K. 2010. Second year medical students as peer facilitators in PBL tutorials: a recipe for success? Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), New Orleans, USA.

Chan, L.C., Yip, A.L.M., Beh, S.L. and Kindler, P.M. 2010. Students’ Perceptions of Difficult Incidents and Interventions in Problem-Based Learning Tutorials. 1st Asia-Pacific Joint PBL Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Kindler, P., Pratt, D. and Collins, J. 2009. Clinicians vs. Basic Scientists: Teaching Perspectives of Problem-Based Learning Tutors. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), Leiden, The Netherlands.

Collins, J., Kindler, P. and Pratt, D. 2009. Teaching Perspectives Differences among Experienced PBL Tutors with Contrasting Professional Backgrounds. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Problem Based Learning, What are We Learning About Learning? Republic Polytechnic; Singapore.

Kindler, P., Grant, C., Kulla, S., and Godolphin, W. 2007. Tutor Perceptions about Critical Incidents Encountered in Problem Based Learning Tutorials and Effective and Ineffective Tutor Responses. International Problem Based Learning Symposium Proceedings, Singapore.

Kindler, P., Grant, C., Kulla, S., and Godolphin W. 2007. Difficult Incidents and Tutor Interventions in PBL Tutorials. Canadian Medical Education Conference, Victoria, B.C.