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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, journalism, intercultural communication, and communication and tecnological change. 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)
Academics hold tertiary qualifications in their respective disciplines (i.e. PhD, master's) but very few have qualifications in learning and development. In other words, although they are experts in their fields, most academics have not studied how to convey their knowledge in a manner that is responsive to student learning. Besides his PhD and master's in communication/public relations, Dr Elers also holds teaching and learning qualifications from two universities, including a master's in learning and development. He is also on two panels of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, the organisation responsible for setting teaching standards, registering teachers, and dealing with competence and disciplinary issues among teachers.