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Dr Elers has a range of tertiary qualifications including the following at postgraduate level -
Dr Steve Elers has taught public relations, intercultural communication, and communication and tecnological change courses. His research interests include the analysis of representations of Māori and indigenous peoples and culture in news media, public relations and advertising using critical theoretical approaches. He has published in a range of communication journals, including Public Relations Review, Media International Australia, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, China Media Research, and Intercultural Communication Studies. His research and commentary pieces have been covered by Stuff.co.nz, NZ Herald, TVNZ, TV3 and Māori Television.
The analysis of news media, public relations and advertising using critical theoretical approaches.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)
"In the Socratic method, the classroom experience is a shared dialogue between teacher and students in which both are responsible for pushing the dialogue forward through questioning. The 'teacher', or leader of the dialogue, asks probing questions in an effort to expose the values and beliefs which frame and support the thoughts and statements of the participants in the inquiry. The students ask as well, both of the teacher and each other."