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Contour Drawing Helps Students Learn Anatomy | Paul Krieger | Episode 18

by Kevin Patton

TAPP Radio Episode 18

Contour Drawing Helps Students Learn Anatomy | Paul Krieger

Quick Take

0:44 | TAPP APP now available!
2:30 | Introduction to Paul Krieger
6:10 | Featured topic: contour drawing with Paul Krieger
22:26 | Change to a biweekly podcast schedule

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Jean Fernel once wrote, “Anatomy is to physiology as geography is to history. It describes the theater of events.”


1 | Get the TAPP APP!

2 minutes

This episode announces the availability of the dedicated app for this podcast–the TAPPradio app or TAPP APP. Kevin mentions the Android version, but after production, the Apple iOS app also became available. The app will provide some bonus materials and will usually have episodes available about 6 hours before they are released to other channels. It’s the easiest way to keep up with this podcast!


2 | Paul Krieger Introduction

2 minutes

Paul Krieger of Grand Rapids Community College is a long-time professor and the author of Morton Publishing’s Visual Analogy Guide series. Kevin and Paul have been friends and collaborators for over 15 years.


3 | Contour Drawing with Paul Krieger

19 minutes

contour drawing

In an interview with Kevin, Paul Krieger discusses a teaching experiment he is trying with his community college students that involves drawing as a pre-lab activity. Contour drawing, or outlining, organs can help students get a good sense of the general structure of organs they’ll see during the lab activity. Hand labeling the sketches adds additional learning opportunities. Paul describes his method for moving students slowly and simply through a series of easy steps using PowerPoint slides.


4 | Biweekly Podcast Schedule

1 minute

The summer break is a great time to switch to a slower pace for this podcast. After a series of weekly episodes, TAPP Radio now shifts to a twice-a-month goal for new episodes. Thanks for your support!

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Last updated: January 6, 2021 at 10:29 am

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KEVIN JOHN SKOWRONEK March 24, 2019 - 2:14 pm

Kevin!!! Good to hear your voice. I hope you are doing well, I miss you and you continue to be invaluable to the anatomy community. I loved The interview with Paul Krieger. Does he have any other (powerpoint) systems that break down the drawings? I hope you are doing well and I wish you well in the spring and summer. All the best,
Kevin Skowronek

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Kevin Patton March 24, 2019 - 9:20 pm

Hey Kevin, great to hear from you. I think Paul builds the PowerPoints as needed for his class–I’ll try to find out if he has a collection available. Best to you.

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