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Janice I Newton

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Department of Politics
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor

Office: South 629 Ross
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88835
Email: jnewton@yorku.ca

My current research focuses on two projects. One is the history of representation in the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). It explores the last 100 years of the CPSA,interrogating patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the development of the Association. My other research project is focused on the question: How can we educate students for democracy? What democratic skills are needed in the contemporary context, and what pedagogical practices would foster the development of these skills? This second research question also frames my approach to teaching.

Degrees

PhD, York University 1988
Certified Listening Professional, International Listening Association

Professional Leadership

2016-2017 Interim Head, Vanier College; 2014-16 College Academic Life Coordinator, Vanier College; 2009-14 Chair, LAPS Teaching and Learning Committee; 2011-12 Teaching Awards Committee Canadian Political Science Ass'n (CPSA); 2010-11 Co-chair, Education Committee, International Listening Association

Research Interests

Canadian Studies , Democracy and Education, History of Canadian Political Science
Books

Publication
Year

Chief Editor, editorial committee. Voices from the Classroom: Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Garamond and York University Bookstore, 2001.

2001

The Feminist Challenge to the Early Canadian Left, 1900-1918. McGill Queen's University Press, 1995. 366 pages.

1995

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“The Plight of the Working Girl,” in Labouring Canada. Eds. Bryan Palmer and Joan Sangster. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2008.

2008

“Plagiarism and the Challenge of Essay Writing: Learning from our Students,” Voices from the Classroom, 2001.

2001

“Improving Student Learning through Feedback: Classroom Assessment Techniques,” Voices from the Classroom, 2001.

2001

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

"Democracy across the disciplines: Design your course for democracy," Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning (CELT) Vol. II, Alan Wright and Margaret Wilson, 2009.

2009

Approach to Teaching


Student Feedback on POLS 4903, Canadian Democracy Capstone: "I just wanted to thank you for all the information you provided in the Canadian Democracy Capstone (POLS 4903) about active listening procedures. The importance of active listening skills often goes under the radar at most institutions. However, upon incorporating them into my resume I secured a position within the Ministry of Health. When I applied for the job, I had originally applied for a data entry position. When I went for the interview I was asked what I meant by “active listening”, upon explanation, I was offered a position in Customer Relations and then promoted to Investigations. These positions not only paid significantly more then the data entry position, but the reason I got these positions, I suspect, is because they require active listening skills to successfully address the issues. The people I dealt with on a day-to-day basis were very ill and often were not looking for very much more than someone to listen to and deal with their concerns. I cannot stress the importance of what you have taught me, it is a vital skill."



My current research focuses on two projects. One is the history of representation in the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). It explores the last 100 years of the CPSA,interrogating patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the development of the Association. My other research project is focused on the question: How can we educate students for democracy? What democratic skills are needed in the contemporary context, and what pedagogical practices would foster the development of these skills? This second research question also frames my approach to teaching.

Degrees

PhD, York University 1988
Certified Listening Professional, International Listening Association

Professional Leadership

2016-2017 Interim Head, Vanier College; 2014-16 College Academic Life Coordinator, Vanier College; 2009-14 Chair, LAPS Teaching and Learning Committee; 2011-12 Teaching Awards Committee Canadian Political Science Ass'n (CPSA); 2010-11 Co-chair, Education Committee, International Listening Association

Research Interests

Canadian Studies , Democracy and Education, History of Canadian Political Science

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“The Plight of the Working Girl,” in Labouring Canada. Eds. Bryan Palmer and Joan Sangster. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2008.

2008

“Plagiarism and the Challenge of Essay Writing: Learning from our Students,” Voices from the Classroom, 2001.

2001

“Improving Student Learning through Feedback: Classroom Assessment Techniques,” Voices from the Classroom, 2001.

2001

Books

Publication
Year

Chief Editor, editorial committee. Voices from the Classroom: Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Garamond and York University Bookstore, 2001.

2001

The Feminist Challenge to the Early Canadian Left, 1900-1918. McGill Queen's University Press, 1995. 366 pages.

1995

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

"Democracy across the disciplines: Design your course for democracy," Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning (CELT) Vol. II, Alan Wright and Margaret Wilson, 2009.

2009

Approach to Teaching


Student Feedback on POLS 4903, Canadian Democracy Capstone: "I just wanted to thank you for all the information you provided in the Canadian Democracy Capstone (POLS 4903) about active listening procedures. The importance of active listening skills often goes under the radar at most institutions. However, upon incorporating them into my resume I secured a position within the Ministry of Health. When I applied for the job, I had originally applied for a data entry position. When I went for the interview I was asked what I meant by “active listening”, upon explanation, I was offered a position in Customer Relations and then promoted to Investigations. These positions not only paid significantly more then the data entry position, but the reason I got these positions, I suspect, is because they require active listening skills to successfully address the issues. The people I dealt with on a day-to-day basis were very ill and often were not looking for very much more than someone to listen to and deal with their concerns. I cannot stress the importance of what you have taught me, it is a vital skill."