Newschart assignment

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Harrison, Karey. 2017. "Newschart assignment." Milstein, Tema, Pileggi, Mairi and Morgan, Eric (ed.) Environmental Communication: Pedagogy and Practice. London. Routledge. pp. 251-255
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Newschart assignment

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ERA Publisher ID3137
Book TitleEnvironmental Communication: Pedagogy and Practice
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AuthorHarrison, Karey
EditorsMilstein, Tema, Pileggi, Mairi and Morgan, Eric
Page Range251-255
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media
Chapter Number24
Number of Pages5
Year2017
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN9781138673090
9781315562148
Web Address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Environmental-Communication-Pedagogy-and-Practice/Milstein-Pileggi-Morgan/p/book/9781138673090
Abstract

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.

Keywordsassessment; public affairs, political reporting; economics reporting; research skills development
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470101. Communication studies
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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