Newschart assignment

Harrison, Karey (2017) Newschart assignment. In: Environmental Communication: Pedagogy and Practice. Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, pp. 251-255. ISBN 9781138673090


This chapter overviews and analyses a Newschart assignment developed for a course in Environmental Communication. This is part of an assignment developed as an alternative to assessing students with an exam, and is an integral part of the overall course design, in that it helps students develop research skills that enrich their understanding and grasp of environmental communication. The Newschart is dramatically successful in both raising students’ general awareness and understanding of public, political, and economic affairs. It increases their understanding of theoretical and conceptual ideas introduced in class, and results in their developing more sophisticated analyses of media reporting in relation to environmental issues.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 06:41
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; public affairs, political reporting; economics reporting; research skills development
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture

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