Genevieve Newton

Assistant Professor College of Biological Science Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Guelph, Ontario Gen.Newton@GuelphHumber.Ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56822

Bio/Research

While working as a post-doctoral fellow, I had the opportunity to teach Human Biochemistry in a second year undergraduate classroom in the Department of Kinesiology. I enjoyed the experience immensely, and after taking an early maternity leave from my fellowship, decided to focus my attention exc...

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Bio/Research

While working as a post-doctoral fellow, I had the opportunity to teach Human Biochemistry in a second year undergraduate classroom in the Department of Kinesiology. I enjoyed the experience immensely, and after taking an early maternity leave from my fellowship, decided to focus my attention exclusively on teaching for a period of time. During my brief research hiatus, I was very interested in soliciting feedback from students to determine the effectiveness of the teaching strategies that I was using in the classroom. I realized that if structured correctly, I would acquire usable data that could translate into relevant pedagogical findings. This led to my decision to make pedagogy the focus of my research efforts, since it combines my passions for science and teaching together.

My current research projects lie in three areas. First, I am investigating whether using nutrition and nutraceutical based learning modules can facilitate learning and integration of metabolic pathways in a second year Biochemistry course, as well as increase retention of material over the long-term. Second, I am investigating whether breakout groups can be used effectively as an active learning technique across different levels of undergraduate education. And third, I am investigating the use of technology, (including lecture capture and mobile apps) by undergraduate students and whether it can be used effectively to improve performance. My overall objective is to identify teaching strategies that can be used to improve learning and that will facilitate deep over surface learning approaches.


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