Problem-based learning and critical analysis of practice in online news media

Jones, Dianne (2005) Problem-based learning and critical analysis of practice in online news media. Australian Studies in Journalism (14). pp. 97-113. ISSN 1038-6130

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Continuing assertions that undergraduate education must improve, in order to meet the
needs of today's news media, challenge journalism teachers on two fronts: deciding
what students need to know so they can serve as the next generation of journalists; and
working out how to help students transfer their learning to real world situations. This
paper examines the power of problem-based learning (PBL) as a teaching strategy. It
demonstrates how PBL was applied to present students with a challenging problem,
rooted in the real world of online news reporting, for which they did not have all the
information needed to develop a solution. A positive outcome of this PBL episode was
the depth of student reflection on their role (as future journalists) in responding to
issues such as gender representative reporting.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting copyright advice.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning (PBL), news reporting, journalism, journalism training
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies

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