Introducing @helensissons

Helen is a senior lecturer in journalism at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and co-director of the Toroa Centre for Communication Research based in School of Communication Studies. She is also on the editorial board of the Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.


Helen has been researching the teaching of journalism since 2011 when the rise of social media was taking the practice in dramatic new directions and pedagogy needed to catch up.  Helen’s approach is a heutagogical one, encouraging students towards autonomy through authentic and experiential learning strategies such as e-portfolios, collaborative technology enhanced projects, reflective blogs and peer review.

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