ERIC Number: ED329969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Art of Collaborative Teaching.
Haber, Marian Wynne
The Communication Department at the University of Texas at Arlington offered an innovative news editing course taught collaboratively by a journalism professor and an editor of the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram." A syllabus was designed so that the lecture would coordinate with the laboratory as closely as possible. Students had the opportunity to transfer the theories that they learned in the lecture to the laboratory. The subjects that were covered included: a study of the electronic newsroom, role of the copy editor, duties of the copy editor, leads, headline writing, photographs and cutlines, wire service news, libel, type, layout, and supplemental material of broadcast editing and magazine editing. The goals for the students were to write cutlines and headlines and to assist with page makeup. Many journalistic points of view were imparted as students learned and practiced a myriad of editing skills as they interacted with an academic journalist, an editor of a metropolitan newspaper, and staff personnel of the student newspaper. Participants' reactions to the course were evaluated by means of an attitude test in the form of a five-point Likert scale. Questionnaires were given to the students to rate their opinions about the lecture and laboratory portions of the course. Most comments referred to the need for more laboratory time to practice editing skills. (The News Editing Lecture Attitude Test, the News Editing Laboratory Attitude Test and seven suggestions for co-teaching with a college professor and working professional are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collaborative Teaching; Professional Writing; University of Texas Arlington
Note: Paper presented at the Enhancing the Quality of Teaching in Colleges and Universities Conference (Charleston, SC, February 1-3, 1991).