Breaking down difficult concepts
“The best thing I find is trying to work out creative ways to teach difficult medical concepts,” Zafar said.
“I enjoy breaking things down into bite-size chunks that are easily digestible for young, keen minds. I use a lot of acronyms, spaced repetition, online quizzes such as Kahoot, role plays, simulated cases and group interaction platforms like GoSoapBox during my lectures and guided learning sessions.”
“I use a lot of acronyms, spaced repetition, online quizzes such as Kahoot and role plays during my lectures and guided learning sessions.”
JCU Lecturer Doctor Zafar Smith
Zafar has acknowledged his award as a team effort, saying he couldn’t have made the leap to lecturing without the support of his fellow educators.
“I really am appreciative of the support Pete Johnson and Kim Owens have given me throughout the year,” the award winner says.
“They have encouraged me to do things differently and to go out on a limb. Obviously their advice and support has paid off.
“Also, I had the invaluable help of my five student tutors Alice, Nim, Shreya, Sar and Daryl who explained concepts and facilitated group discussions during the Guided Learning Sessions.”