122 results for Book, 2011

  • Staples tax guide: Mid-year supplement.

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2011)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Staples tax guide.

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2011)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Open learning for an open world: Reflections on open and distance learning and teaching at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

    Seelig, C.; Barrett, J.; Nichols, M.; Kobeleva, P.; Strongman, L.; Young, R.; Mersham, G. M.; Maathuis-Smith, S.; Kovacic, Z.; Green, J. S.; Pascall, B.; Fisher, R. M.; Chipindiku, G.; Natanasabapathy, P.; Grant, R.; Olivier, G.; Rawlings, C.; Ross, C.; Bourke, J.; Veal, J.; Morris, L.; Marshall, K.; Barnard, E.; Weaver, N. E.; Clarke, P. S.; Neal, T.; Simpson, O. (2011)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    Foreword / Caroline Seelig -- Contributors -- Introduction / Jonathan Barrett -- Distance Education at the Open Polytechnic: The ?Institutional? Approach / Mark Nichols -- Instructional Design: Theory and Practice / Polly Kobeleva and Luke Strongman -- Research at the Open Polytechnic / Luke Strongman and Raymond Young, with Polly Kobeleva -- Introducing Augmented Reality Imaging into Paper-based Learning Materials for Engineering Trade Students / Gary Mersham and Sandra Maathuis-Smith -- Case Study: Developing an Automatic Grader of Advanced Office Skills / Zlatko Kovacic -- Case Study: Second Life Education New Zealand Project / John Green -- Case Study: Applying Real-time Assessment to Unit Standards / Brian Pascall -- Experiences of Teaching Faculty Enrolled in the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand?s Certificate in Designing and Facilitating E-learning / Rick Fisher, George Chipindiku and Sandra Maathuis-Smith -- Case study: Teaching Practices Discussion Group / Puvana Natanasabapathy -- Enhancing the Engagement and Success of Distance Students through Targeted Support Programmes / Ron Grant, Glenda Olivier, Caroline Rawlings and Catherine Ross -- Engaging Distance Students in Learning: What Matters to Students, What Motivates Them and How Can Engagement in Learning Be Fostered? / Catherine Ross -- Retention: A Critical Issue for Open and Distance Learning / Josephine Bourke, with Mark Nichols, John Veal, Les Morris, and Ken Marshall -- Student Use of Sources: A Collaborative Investigation of Resource Use in Psychology Assignments / Estelle Barnard and Nancy Evans Weaver -- Case study: Student Engagement and Library Use / Philip Clarke -- Open and Flexible Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Commonwealth Pacific Countries / Terry Neal -- Sustainability in Education: Is Distance Learning an Answer? / Josephine Bourke and Ormond Simpson -- Articulating E-pedagogy for Education / Mark Nichols

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  • Outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A new vision for the twenty first century

    Irwin, D.; Straker, J.; Hill, A. (2011)

    Book
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Outdoor education in a variety of guises has a rich history in Aotearoa New Zealand, dating back more than 100 years. Learning experiences in the outdoors have a strong and oft en much-loved place in our collective education memories, from environmental field trips in the mountain valleys of Aoraki/Mount Cook to school camps at Port Waikato; from primary school stream study and restoration projects to multiday alpine journeys for tertiary students. However, as we move into the second decade of the twenty-fi rst century, the world we live in is vastly diff erent from the one in which many of us developed those memories. What does that mean for education, and more specifi cally, what does that mean for educational experiences that take place in outdoor environments? This book attends to these questions from a forward looking position. It shares a vision of outdoor education which moves beyond the proud histories of twentieth century school camps, fi eld studies and outdoor pursuits to one which addresses the exigent and contemporary issues confronting educators and students alike. The twenty-first century seems to be characterised by great uncertainty and rapid change. Issues such as climate change, growing inequality between the haves and have-nots, and rising levels of consumption and waste are increasingly entering the fray of our everyday lived realities. So too are bigger (or indeed smaller), better, and faster technologies. Cultural norms are constantly being challenged, contested, and reshaped. How then does outdoor education wrestle with and speak to these and other issues?

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  • Your books are in the mail: fifty years of distance library service at Massey University

    White, Bruce (2011)

    Book
    Massey University

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  • Outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A new vision for the twenty first century

    Irwin, D.; Straker, J.; Hill, A. (2011)

    Book
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Outdoor education in a variety of guises has a rich history in Aotearoa New Zealand, dating back more than 100 years. Learning experiences in the outdoors have a strong and oft en much-loved place in our collective education memories, from environmental field trips in the mountain valleys of Aoraki/Mount Cook to school camps at Port Waikato; from primary school stream study and restoration projects to multiday alpine journeys for tertiary students. However, as we move into the second decade of the twenty-fi rst century, the world we live in is vastly diff erent from the one in which many of us developed those memories. What does that mean for education, and more specifi cally, what does that mean for educational experiences that take place in outdoor environments? This book attends to these questions from a forward looking position. It shares a vision of outdoor education which moves beyond the proud histories of twentieth century school camps, fi eld studies and outdoor pursuits to one which addresses the exigent and contemporary issues confronting educators and students alike. The twenty-first century seems to be characterised by great uncertainty and rapid change. Issues such as climate change, growing inequality between the haves and have-nots, and rising levels of consumption and waste are increasingly entering the fray of our everyday lived realities. So too are bigger (or indeed smaller), better, and faster technologies. Cultural norms are constantly being challenged, contested, and reshaped. How then does outdoor education wrestle with and speak to these and other issues?

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  • Su’ena: Five Hundred Years of Interaction in the Eastern Triangle, Solomon Islands

    Walter, Richard; Green, Roger C. (2011)

    Book
    University of Otago

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  • Optimisation and modelling of spiking neural networks - Enhancing neural information processing systems through the power of evolution

    Schliebs, S (2011-08-04)

    Book
    Auckland University of Technology

    Motivated by the desire to better understand the truly remarkable information processing capabilities of the brain, numerous biologically plausible computational models have been explored in the recent decades. Already today, many applications employ neural networks to solve complex real world problems. Significant progress has been made in areas such as speech recognition, robotic controllers, associative memory and function approximation. This book develops an extension for a machine learning technique called the evolving spiking neural network (eSNN). It allows the automatic tuning of the neural and learning-related parameters of eSNN in order to promote its straightforward application to many different problem domains. The book proposes novel evolutionary algorithms capable of efficiently exploring multiple mixed-variable search spaces simultaneously. The enhanced eSNN is comprehensively investigated on benchmark problems and a real-world case study.

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  • A History of Economics and the Development of Commerce Degrees at the University Of Otago 1871–2009

    McLean, Lyall (2011-03)

    Book
    University of Otago

    This book has been compiled by Emeritus Professor Lyall McLean, which is a history of the teaching of Commerce subjects including Economics from 1871-2009. Included in this book are the names of all 19000+ graduates, listed by departments, and 101 photographs including the Professors, Deans, heads of departments and the first PhD graduates of each department.

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  • Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011

    Busch, Robbie; Rogerson, Ann (2011)

    Book
    Massey University

    © Copyright 2011. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/

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  • Ttang ui Maum [The Mind of Land]

    Yoon, Hong-Key (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Living with ageing and dying: international perspectives on palliative and end of life care for older people

    Gott, M; Ingleton, C (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of care are underpinned by the ideals of specialist palliative care which were developed to meet the needs of predominantly middle-aged and 'young old' people, and evidence suggests these may not be adequate for the older population group. This book identifies ways forward for improving the end of life experiences of older people by taking an interdisciplinary and international approach. Providing a synergy between the currently disparate literature of gerontology and palliative care, a wide range of leading international experts contribute to discussions regarding priority areas in relation to ageing and end of life care. Some authors take a theoretical focus, others a very practical approach rooted in their clinical and research experience. The issues covered are diverse, as are the countries in which discussions are contextualised. Those working in both palliative care and gerontology will find the issues and advice discussed in this book hugely topical and of real practical value.

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  • Toku Turangawaewae: Our Stories, Celebrating 90 Years.

    Turongo House with Dixon, Kirkwood, Muru-Lanning, Simon, White and Herangi (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This book is about the stories and memories of the people of Turangawaewae Pa. It marks and celebrates ninety years of settlement in Ngaruawahia from the 12 August 1921 to the present day. This work captues the memories of the few remaining survivors born during the early settlement period of the Pa. This book is a prelude to our approaching hundred years at Turangawaewae. This book records local or hau kainga stories.

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  • Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage and the Victorian British Empire

    Salesa, Damon (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Salesa explores how and why the preoccupation with racial crossings came to be so important, so varied, and so widely shared through the writings and experiences of a raft of participants: from Victorian politicians and writers, to ...

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  • Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability

    Harre, Nicole (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Psychology for a Better World is for people who believe it is worth trying to make a world in which both our species and the ecological systems we are part of can flourish. The book is based on the latest research in psychology and is jam packed with action strategies. It offers new ways to think about how people interact in social settings, why we are tempted to stick with what we know, and how the same characteristics that currently keep us hooked into unsustainable practices can be used to move us forward. The final chapter is a guide to help you analyse what you are doing to contribute towards a better world, and how you can be more effective while simultaneously increasing your personal wellbeing.

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  • The recursive mind: The origins of human language, thought, and civilization

    Corballis, Michael (2011-06)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ruling Passions: Essays on just about everything

    Perry, Nicholas (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ethics in Practice: A Guide for Counsellors

    Crocket, K; Agee, M; Cornforth, S (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Maori and Social Issues

    McIntosh, Tracey; Mulholland, M (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This volume canvases a range of social issues that are significant for a better undestanding of the experiences and social environment of Maori and highlight the need to ensure research-based solutions to the challenges presently faced. While a number of the chapters play the important role of contextualising Maori experience, the majority of the contributions engage with social problems. However, this is not a call to a return of deficit research. Rather it is an opportunity to provide power-centred, Maori-centred perspectives and solutions.

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  • Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies: a dialogue

    Cochrane, Ethan; Gardner, A (2011-06-01)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This collection of original articles compares various key archaeological topics—agency, violence, social groups, diffusion—from evolutionary and interpretive perspectives.

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