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  • The humanities: Essays from an antipodean perspective.

    Strongman, L. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Written from a Antipodean perspective, twelve lively and analytical essays explore: Concepts in contemporary humanities theory and the transitions from print-based to digital mediums, the influence of the renaissance on technological culture, anthropological issues in the Pacific, and New Zealand and post-colonial readings of literary, religious and historical tradition and dissent. Coalescing around central themes, the book examines the contemporary relevance of the humanities and argues for the advantages of inter-disciplinary approaches in the increasingly specialised world of today. The book is written for teachers and students of the humanities as well as a general academic audience.

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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)

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    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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  • Proceedings of the 11th International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry conference, Estoril, Portugal.

    (2010)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Financial accounting, A New Zealand perspective (3rd ed.).

    Smart, M.; Awan, N.; Baxter, R. (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    "This book has been written primarily for accountancy students in their second year of study"-- p. vii.

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  • Public relations and communication management: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective.

    Mersham, G. M.; Theunissen, P.; Peart, J. (2009)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Resource kit for tikanga practices. Part 3, Nga mana whenua o Aotearoa.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    A map of Aotearoa New Zealand showing the geographic locations of Iwi.

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  • Resource kit: Waiata booklet.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

    A range of waiata and karakia [incantations/prayers] have been selected in this resource to assist all teachers with their daily practices.

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  • Financial accounting: A New Zealand perspective

    Smart, M.; Bourke, D.; Awan, N. (2008)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • International standards for anthropometric assessment.

    Marfell-Jones, M. J.; Stewart, A. D.; de Ridder, J. H. (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Staples tax guide 2013.

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Academic writing.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The purpose of the fourteen chapters of this monograph is to provide an introduction to the practice of academic writing with an emphasis on prose writing in particular, for both print-based and online media. Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations.

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  • Cross currents: Essays in culture and discourse

    Strongman, L. (2014)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The focus of this book is to illuminate patches of turbulence or eddies of confluence amongst social, economic, socio-legal, communication, language and linguistic, and psychological concepts and ideas that emerge from the concerns of contemporary New Zealand society: hence the concept for this book of essays in the 'soft’ social-sciences, or those disciplines that are amenable to qualitative analysis and discursive description.

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  • Staples tax guide 2014 mid-year supplement

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Positive psychologists on positive psychology (2nd Vol).

    Jarden, A.; Bruna, M. O.; Lahti, E.; Zhao, Y. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    What is positive psychology? When, where and how did positive psychology develop? What is it like to use positive psychology applications in the real world of professional practice? How much do helping professionals utilise positive psychology frameworks? Why do some practitioners opt for particular positive psychology applications and frameworks over others? How much do they know about positive psychology? What kind of positive psychology research is being applied in the real world, how and by whom? Who is doing the cutting edge positive psychology research? Where is the field of positive psychology heading, and how is it going to get there? Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology (volume 2) explores these kinds of questions and issues by interviewing fourteen experts in different areas of positive psychology. It also looks at what leads people to become involved in positive psychology, what has happened to their viewpoints over time, and what concerns, hopes, and observations they have about this promising developing field. All the interviewees are vastly experienced experts in the field of positive psychology, either because of their research or publication track record, or because they are well known in the positive psychology community either internationally or in their respective countries. This book is intended to be of interest and use to those who have recently moved into the field of positive psychology or to those who are thinking of doing so. If you would like to know what some of the experts think and are looking for more insight into the field of positive psychology, this book will help.

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  • The mechanical pencil: concepts in distance education.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The purpose of this book is to define and explain concepts in distance learning academia. The intended audience are students, faculty, staff and managers at tertiary education organizations. The ten chapters elucidate factors, concepts and trends which increasingly effect the academic environment of distance learning, such as: creativity; communication practices; culture, identity and equity; academic freedom; good study habits; ethics; Open Educational Resources (OER); networking; and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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  • Staples tax guide 2014

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

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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)

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    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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  • Guidebook for Pre-conference North Island Field Trip ‘Ashes and Issues’, 28-30 November, 2008

    Lowe, David J.

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    University of Waikato

    Guidebook for Pre-conference North Island, New Zealand Field Trip ‘Ashes and Issues’, 28-30 November, 2008. The route goes progressively towards the locus of the most recently active volcanic centres in central North Island. Concepts of upbuilding pedogenesis in tephra-mantled terrains will be discussed. Topical issues relating to soil and water quality and land management of intensive horticulture, pastoral farming (especially dairying), plantation forestry and C budgeting and modelling, and municipal effluent disposal by land treatment, will be considered as well. The declining quality of water in lakes in the Rotorua region and in Lake Taupo (mainly as a result of increasing N and P), and large-scale land-use conversions from plantation forestry to dairy farming in the Taupo area, and implications, are examined on days 2 and 3 of the trip.

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  • Health economics for health professionals: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective

    Scott, Guy (2016)

    Book
    Massey University

    Copyright: Except for the purposes of fair reviewing no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publishers.

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  • Psychological dimensions of retirement.

    Alpass, Fiona; Paddison, Johanna; Flett, Ross; Wright, Sarah; Pachana, Nancy; Biggs, Herbert; Pennington, Helen; Neville, Stephen (2013)

    Book
    Massey University

    The chapters that follow examine the character of, and issues relating to, western retirement experiences. As our populations age, issues relating to the nature of retirement are of growing importance. Population ageing is a global issue. For instance, Jacobsen, Kent, Lee, & Mather (2011) report that currently one-fifth of the Japanese population is aged over 65 and estimated to increase to one-third of the population by 2040. Based on Bogomolny’s (2004) calculations, by 2025, there will 2 workers in Japan for every person over 65. By 2030 to 2040, 20% of the United States population (i.e., 70 million people), will be aged over 65 (Conrad Glass & Flynn, 2000; Jacobsen, Kent, Lee & Mather, 2011). A drop in the number of workers per government funded beneficiaries from 3.3. to 2.2 has also been predicted (Social Security Board of Trustees, 2008). Many European countries will have similarly high proportions of their population aged over 65 (Heyma, 2004) with concomitant dependency ratios, as will Australia and New Zealand (Kippen, 2002; Statistics New Zealand, 2012). In the 1970s and 1980s there was a trend toward early retirement, however this began to be reversed in many countries in the 1990s. Participation rates in most OECD countries for older workers (50-64 years) have increased to an average of 63% in 2008. Some countries have seen considerable increases in participation rates for these workers (e.g. New Zealand, Netherlands) and in even older workers (65-69 years) (OECD, 2011). Along with the increasing expansion of working lives has come an evolution of the pathways to retirement. Retirement is no longer necessarily a “clean break” from the workforce, with many researchers arguing that the transition from work to retirement is now “blurred”. Retirement is not a single discrete event but can be viewed as an individual process, where for many paid employment still plays a significant role well into the “third age”. The changing nature of retirement over the past few decades highlights the need to continually reassess how we conceptualise it in the literature and how it impacts on the individual, organisations and society. This book seeks to address some of the psychological dimensions of retirement prominent in the literature. The initial chapter of this book outlines a number of definitions pertinent to the topic of retirement. This is followed by an examination of issues that affect retirement decisions. Next, psychological wellbeing and physical health issues are examined in relation to retirement. The final chapters examine the interplay between work and retirement, the role of leisure in retirement, the experiences of women, and the sources and role of social support in retirement.

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