Motivating students through practice

Dzamtoska-Zdravkovska, Suzana (2013) Motivating students through practice. Quality of Learning and Teaching: Policy and Practice. pp. 6-12. ISSN 978-608-4503-88-0

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Application of theory in practice is a challenge for every teacher who seeks knowledge gained during the class to be implemented in practice by the students. In fact, the practical application is a proof of knowledge. If students during their studies have the opportunity to practically apply and upgraded their knowledge, we certainly can confirm that the student has acquired the necessary knowledge and skills provided by the study program (or subject).
Within the study program in Journalism and Public Relations, Faculty of Law, University "Goce Delchev", Stip, from December 2011 began issuing student newspaper "Student ECHO". Practical work on "Student ECHO" presents an opportunity for students of journalism to have directly experience in creating a print medium, through all stages in the process of creating a student newspaper - the phase of preparation and selection of current topics, request and contacts the sources of information, until the last stage of graphic editing, printing and its distribution.
This experience in large measure influences not only the confirmation of theoretical knowledge, but also building some personal skills needed for any future journalist. As their teacher and mentor, I can make a significant difference from the period before their practical work and the period after. The work on the student newspaper greatly increase their motivation not only to work specifically with this paper, but contribute to higher quality teaching, a greater commitment of students during the class sections, intensive interaction and participation by them, which contribute to development of new ideas and suggestions. As a result of this practical project, students have already initiated the start of a new student project - preparation and implementation of “Student TV news”.
Key words: theory, practice, application, motivation, interactivity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Media and communications
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Suzana Dzamtoska Zdravkovska
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2013 07:53
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 07:53

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