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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Patil, Payal; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Collaborative group assignments in undergraduate education are important for promoting skill development and preparation for the workplace; however, they are subject to the challenges associated with group dynamics. This research sought to determine the effectiveness of a Group Work Contract to facilitate professional behaviours and positive…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Career Readiness, Assignments, Group Activities
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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Arceneaux, Benjamin; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In a fourth year undergraduate nutritional toxicology course that included an instructional emphasis on scientific literature critique activities and assessments, we determined the change in students' (n=144) scientific literacy (SL) skills. The change in students' perceived and practical SL skills were determined by the completion of two surveys,…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Undergraduate Study
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Monk, Jennifer M.; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated whether the implementation of a scaffolded case study assignment could increase student perceptions of their scientific literacy (SL) skills in a third year Nutritional Science course. The change in students' SL perceptions were assessed by the completion of two surveys (administered at the start and end of the semester) consisting…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Kulak, Verena; Newton, Genevieve; Sharma, Rahul – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Objective: Enhanced knowledge retention and a preference towards a deep learning approach are desirable pedagogical outcomes of case-based learning (CBL). The CBL literature is sparse with respect to these outcomes, and this is especially so in the area of biochemistry. The present study determined the effect of CBL vs. non CBL on knowledge…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Retention (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Biochemistry
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Landry, Ashley; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
At the undergraduate level, considerable evidence exists to support the use of peer assessment, but there is less research at the graduate level. In the present study, we investigated student perception of the peer assessment experience and the ability of graduate students to provide feedback that is comparable to the instructor and that is…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Case Studies, Peer Evaluation, Graduate Students