Leslie W. MacKenzie, Ph.D

Leslie W. MacKenzie
  • Associate Professor
  • Kingston
  • Canada
  • K7L3N6
  • Telephone: 613-533-2862
  • E-Mail: mackenzl@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

Associate Professor and Director of the Pattern II M.Sc. Program in Anatomical Sciences. Over the past decade, Dr. MacKenzie has distinguished himself as an outstanding educator in anatomy. Dr. MacKenzie has received several awards and honors for Excellence in Teaching at Queen's University, attesting to his commitment and innovations in undergraduate education in anatomy. His field of study focuses on pedagogy in anatomical sciences. Teaching is a dynamic process that requires constant revision and skillful manipulation to be successful. Students learn more effectively if they are motivated, interact and engaged (active learning). Thus, the onus is on the teacher to implement strategies that promote and induce active learning that ultimately ends in the student being accountable for their learning. Anatomical Science Education Research: The didactic approach to anatomical sciences is the traditional lecture and lab. A more constructive method, however, is necessary for the majority of the students to become effective learners. I am currently evaluating many different strategies focused on active learning in large classes that are interactive and as practical as possible.

Last Modified: 2016-09-14