15 results for Book, 2015

  • Kaupapa rangahau: A reader. A collection of readings from the Kaupapa Māori Research workshops series.

    (2015)

    Book
    University of Waikato

    This reader ‘Kaupapa Rangahau’ is a collation of a range of articles related to Kaupapa Māori theory and research. It has been developed as a resource for the Kaupapa Māori workshops provided to Māori researchers through the collaborative efforts of Te Kotahi Research Institute and Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development. The workshops have provided training in the area of Kaupapa Māori theory, methodology, methods and research proposal development to over 150 participants over the past two years.

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  • Digital Smarts: Enhancing learning and teaching

    (2015)

    Book
    University of Waikato

    Why 'Digital Smarts'? We chose digital smarts as the key phrase for the book because we have appropriated it to encompass the following ●an emphasis on pedagogy ●agency, or students' active participation in their learning. This includes any learner in early childhood through to secondary and tertiary learning contexts where learners exercise agency over the focus of learning, generate content and resources, and are encouraged to provide feedback and feedforward to each other ●creativity ●risk-taking, experimentation, inquiry ●challenging the publishing status quo—managing our own workload, using open review processes, viewing assessment as learning, posing challenges for teachers and seeking open access to research publications. We think it is important for digital technologies to be seen as the servants of learning, providing opportunities for all learners to be adaptive help-seekers and agents of their own lives as they appropriate these technologies as cultural tools.

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  • Mundane Events, Big Issues: Exploring Everyday Life in Auckland

    Shore, Crispin; Haggar, S (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The essays in the book, written by first year anthropology students at the University of Auckland, offer unique insights into key aspects of everyday life in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.

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  • Teachers' conceptions of excellent teaching and its relationships to self-reported teaching practices

    Chen, J; Brown, Gavin; Hattie, JAC; Millward, Pamela (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This study surveyed Chinese middle school (n = 951) teachers’ conceptions of excellent teaching and examined the relationship of those conceptions to their self-reported teaching practices. Responses were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. These teachers identified one examination-oriented dimension and four interactive, pedagogical dimensions of excellent teaching and four dimensions of teaching practice. The structural model indicated a high consistency rate (83%) between teachers’ conceptions of excellent teaching and the corresponding self-reported practices. Implications for teaching standards, teacher professional development, and examination system are discussed.

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  • Ethics and climate change: A study of national commitments

    (2015-07-27)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Climate change is the most significant moral and environmental issue of our time. This project seeks to help deepen explicit ethical reflection around the world on national responses to climate change by developing a publicly available record on national compliance with ethical obligations for climate change similar to the reports that are now available on national compliance with human rights obligations.

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  • Beyond present patient realities: Collaboration, care and identity

    (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The patient is not merely the object of care, but an active subject constructing the illness experience and its social representations. This collection emphasizes the importance of social context, morality and social networks in patient care. By discussing the individual at the heart of medical care, this volume thoughtfully examines the realities of patient roles, rights, and relationships and suggests alternative approaches to patient caring based on communication and collaboration between patients and carers. As usual there are no simple answers but this collection provides multiple perspectives, or realities, that will assist the reader to think more broadly about the position of the patient, the character of the institution, and how future practice and research into patient-provider relationships might be grown and guided by patient realities rather than by simple socio-political exigencies.

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  • Stochastic Modeling for Medical Image Analysis

    El-Baz, A; Gimel'farb, Georgy; Suri, JS (2015-11-19)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Stochastic modeling facilitates understanding natural phenomena depicted in medical anatomical and functional (dynamic) MRI and CT images. The book provides a brief introduction to medical imaging, stochastic modeling and model-guided image analysis.

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  • Sociology in Today's World

    Furze, B; Savy, P; Webb, Robert; James, S; Petray, T; Brym, R; Lie, J (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Sociology in Todays World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives.

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  • Management Skills for Effective Planners: A Practical Guide

    Reeves, Dorothy (2015-11)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Introducing students to the key skills they will need in a planning career, this book draws on case studies and the advice of professionals from around the world to show students how to develop their skills for success in the workplace.

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  • Dangerous ideas in planning: essays in honour of Tom Fookes

    Taylor, Prudence; Crawford, J (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • At the Crossroads of Crisis and Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Conversations

    (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Can crises and opportunities truly go hand in hand? The twelve chapters in this interdisciplinary collection provide a number of telling perspectives and conversational approaches that reflect upon the serious implications of this important question. They overwhelmingly agree that difficult crises events inevitably force individuals and societies to crossroads in their lives where they must make challenging personal and collective choices. Nonetheless, they also confirm that even faced with apparently new terrain and the confusing cartography of discomforting change there are unique and opportune pathways of response that can lead to positive developmental destinations. Attending to this question from the personal, communal, and international perspectives, in dialogue, academics and practitioners from around the globe interrogate this possibility linking the threads between the processes and conditions in which opportunities borne of crises might flounder or be assisted to flourish.

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  • The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review: Traversing Taggart's Rainbow

    Various authors (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Responding to and building on the work of Professor Michael Taggart, this book brings together essays on two contrasting issues concerning the scope and intensity of substantive grounds of review. Firstly, whether and to what extent review on substantive grounds such as unreasonableness, proportionality and substantive legitimate expectations should be expanded and intensified; and secondly, whether review on illegality grounds should ever retreat from the usual correctness standard. Fundamental rights as grounds of review raise both of these questions, and a separate part is devoted to them. Taggart's support for expansion of substantive grounds of review was of a piece with his recognition of the need for judicial restraint or deference in appropriate contexts. The latter took the form both of his ultimate opposition to proportionality as a ground for review in non-rights cases and of his support for varying intensity review under the illegality heading. Such awareness of the bigger picture and the need for balance within it is in short supply in the literature. This book is intended to continue Taggart's work in putting the pieces of the jigsaw back together.

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  • The Ministry of Public Input: Integrating citizen views into political leadership

    Lees-Marshment, Jennifer (2015-01)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    As political leaders acknowledge the limits of their power and knowledge, they seek a diverse range of public input into government, but this raises profound practical and democratic questions as to how we ensure that public input is collected and processed appropriately and what political leaders are supposed to do with that public input. Through interviews with government ministers and practitioners this research shows how politicians are becoming deliberative political leaders; integrating constructive input from inside and outside government into their decision-making. It also argues that we need to develop a permanent government unit to collect, process and communicate ongoing public input such as a Ministry or Commission of Public Input. By improving public input systems; acknowledging the limits of their own power and knowledge; and devolving solution-finding to others, politicians achieve change that lasts beyond their time in power. Public input is not irreconcilable with political leadership; it is essential to it.

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  • Implementación del programa nacional de bilinguismo-Cali Colombia: Perfiles de los docentes de inglés

    Cárdenas Ramos, R; Chaves, O; Hernandez, F (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    El estudio que aquí se presenta es una descripción de las condiciones de implementación del programa nacional de bilingüismo (denominación cambiada más tarde a programa de fortalecimiento al desarrollo de competencias en lenguas extranjeras - PFDCLE y que a partir del 14 de julio de 2014 se denomina programa nacional de inglés - PNI) en instituciones educativas de tradición monolingüe de los sectores público y privado de la ciudad de Santiago de Cali, llevado a cabo en los años 2010-2011. Está obra también pretende ser una fuente de consulta en asuntos teori¬cos relacionados con el ejercicio de la docencia en el área de lenguas, ya que contiene un marco teórico-conceptual amplio y describe en detalle la situación concreta del docente de inglés de Santiago de Cali, situación que se asemeja en muchos aspectos a la realidad nacional. En este sentido, la obra va dirigida a los docentes, directivos docentes, a los formadores de do¬centes, a los docentes en formación y, de manera especial, a las autoridades educativas, quienes toman las decisiones definitivas en lo relacionado con políticas educativas y lingüísticas y la asignación de recursos para el área.

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  • Assessing English proficiency for university study

    Read, John (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of students entering an English-medium university, so that those with significant needs can have access to opportunities to enhance their language skills.

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