Letters

…but not all do

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1643 (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1643
  1. W K C Morgan
  1. Professor of medicine University of Western Ontario, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5

    EDITOR,--John Bligh informs us that problem based learning is the cynosure of contemporary pedagogy.1 His editorial is replete with vogue phrases: “preferred active learning” (what is inactive learning?), “interpersonal skills,” “learning involvement,” etc. As a member of the academic staff of a Canadian medical school I can assure Bligh that not all Canadian academic staff share his admiration for McMaster University's teaching methods. Medical educators cannot avoid the responsibility for inculcating many facts, and medical students cannot be expected to …

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