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Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist (2022)
Thesis
Evans, M. Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9228731

This study examines approaches to learning and teaching journalism through practice at two UK Higher Education courses accredited by the UK Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). It explores how students and recent graduates from the two cour... Read More about Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist.

Learning through practice (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M. (2022, July). Learning through practice. Presented at BJTC Partners' Day, Cardiff University

This presentation is a summary of the author's doctoral research examining two approaches to learning and teaching journalism through practice at two UK HE courses accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). Using the methodolo... Read More about Learning through practice.

New pedagogical models (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M. (2020, December). New pedagogical models. Paper presented at Association of Journalism Education Annual Conference, Online

The research examines a model of situated learning adopted by one UK university in teaching journalism through practice by looking at perceptions of students. Through analysing data collected in focus groups and interviews with students it will eva... Read More about New pedagogical models.

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M., & Sobers, S. (2020, June). What does decolonising the curriculum mean?. Presented at UWE Festival of Learning 2020

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? What practical steps can I make to adapt my teaching? Myra Evans and Dr Shawn Sobers explore the issue and ideas and actions to make change. The session has been designed to help staff to consider how they... Read More about What does decolonising the curriculum mean?.

Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice (2019)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2019). Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice. Journalism Education, 8(1), 49-58

In recent years there has been a huge growth in apprenticeship and internship style learning in the UK but does this provide students with a safe place to make mistakes or are they simply mirroring the mistakes of others? This paper will examine the... Read More about Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice.

Providing students with real experience while maintaining a safe place to make mistakes (2017)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2017). Providing students with real experience while maintaining a safe place to make mistakes. Journalism Education, 6(1), 76-83

A news day is a hybrid of simulation and experiential learning where students become practising journalists in a learning environment in order to learn the trade. The days are undertaken on 58 journalism courses in the UK accredited by the Broadcast... Read More about Providing students with real experience while maintaining a safe place to make mistakes.

Storytelling in the newsroom: An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists (2016)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2016). Storytelling in the newsroom: An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists. Journalism Education, 5(2), 37-45

Abstract: In order to prepare students for a career in journalism, teaching must be done through practice-based learning. The integration of theory, practice and reflection as advocated by Kolb (1984) provides a solid pedagogical framework for cours... Read More about Storytelling in the newsroom: An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists.

Editor for an Hour (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M. (2016, June). Editor for an Hour. Presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016: Teaching Excellence, UWE Bristol, UK

Practice-based learning and tomorrow's journalists (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M. (2015, September). Practice-based learning and tomorrow's journalists. Presented at Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, Wales

An investigation into practice-based learning methods in the training and employment of tomorrow’s journalists. What is the best way to teach journalism to prepare students for a career in the industry? The Broadcast Journalism Training Cou... Read More about Practice-based learning and tomorrow's journalists.