955 results for Book item, 2010

  • Transitions and home-based care : a literature review

    Everiss, L. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This literature review on the transition of young children from home to early childhood settings was undertaken as part of the Centre of Innovation (COI) project carried out by Hutt Family Day Care, Lower Hutt, in 2006-7. It has the potential to inform and guide practices for children settling into and moving between home and home-based or other early childhood settings, and between early childhood settings and school.

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  • Legal issues at Sommerside Pottery.

    Barrett, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    A case study which discusses the legal issues of Sommerside Pottery - a fictional busines.

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  • Simulating negotiation of a collective agreement.

    Barrett, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    A case study which discusses the negotiation of a collective agreement.

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  • A model for classroom and distance education

    Nichols, M. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Self selection of athletes into sports via skeletal ratios.

    Stewart, A. D.; Benson, P. J.; Olds, T.; Marfell-Jones, M. J.; MacSween, A.; Nevill, A. M. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses self selection of athletes into sports via skeletal ratios.

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  • Anthropometric surrogates for adipose tissue.

    Marfell-Jones, M. J.; Nevill, A. M.; Stewart, A. D. (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Assessment of physique.

    Slater, G.; Woolford, S. M.; Marfell-Jones, M. J. (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Intellectual property rights.

    Barrett, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    A case study which discusses intellectual property rights.

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  • Children experiencing poverty: Opportunities and challenges for New Zealand early childhood educators

    Rosewarne, S.; Shuker, M. J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Progress not perfection : the art of reflective pratice.

    Broadley, Mary-Liz; Fagan, T. J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • The new media, cultural transformation, tourism and orientation

    Theunissen, P.; Mersham, G. M.; Rahman, K. A. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Beyond serving a purpose: Additional ethical focuses for public policy agents.

    Scholes, V. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

    From the point of view of a theorist in ethics, the interest in public policy usually centres on the policy outcomes. But this point of view does not take much account of the roles and practices through which public policies are enacted. What additional ethical focuses for the policy agent might these entail? This chapter outline four features of policy making, centred on the agent's performance of their role in the process, that raise ethical issues. These features are: the nature of the policy process; the definition of the public; the treatment of policy agents; and accounting for public policy decisions. Brief examples are used to illustrate the nature of the issues and support the conclusion that these present additional ethical focuses for agents in public policy roles.

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  • Peer mentoring: An effective approach to enhancing first-year student engagement and success.

    Ross, C.; Grant, R. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Tertiary student success is of strategic importance (Ministry of Education, n.d.), and success in terms of course and qualification completion is a key requirement of the Government’s funding regime. Yet many students do not complete their courses and qualifications successfully. Currently, around 25 percent of New Zealand tertiary students do not complete their qualifications (Scott, 2009) and in a distance learning environment this figure is often higher (Boyle, Kwon, Ross & Simpson, 2010; Smith, Wellington, Cossham, et al., 2011). High non-completion rates provide strong incentives for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to do as much as possible to promote student success. Targeted support programmes can achieve this end (Grant, Olivier, Rawlings & Ross, 2011). In this paper we describe one such targeted support programme a peer mentoring programme and discuss how it impacts positively on the engagement and success of first-year students studying at a distance.

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  • Team-based, creative learning and bridging education

    Howland, P. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Frustrated by high student attrition and failure rates – both course-specific and overall within Victoria University of Wellington’s (VUW) Level 4 University Preparation programme – the author developed and introduced team-based, creative learning exercises and assessments into the social science elective (UP016) in an attempt to overcome this situation. The introduction of team-based, creative learning (TBCL) resulted in improved student retention and course pass rates for UP016 and has had positive socio-educational outcomes for both students and teachers. This article and the accompanying video, produced with the assistance of an AKO Good Practice Publication Grant (GPPG10-004), examines the rationales behind the introduction of TBCL; the operational mechanics (e.g. group formation); problems encountered and consequent refinements made; possible improvements for future applications of TBCL; and the impact of TBCL on student retention and success in UP016 over four trimesters during 2009–2010.

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  • Beyond serving a purpose: Additional ethical focuses for public policy agents.

    Scholes, V. (2011)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    From the point of view of a theorist in ethics, the interest in public policy usually centres on the policy outcomes. But this point of view does not take much account of the roles and practices through which public policies are enacted. What additional ethical focuses for the policy agent might these entail? This chapter outlines four features of policy making, centred on the agent's performance of their role in the process, that raise ethical issues. These features are: the nature of the policy process; the definition of the public; the treatment of policy agents; and accounting for public policy decisions. Brief examples are used to illustrate the nature of the issues and support the conclusion that these present additional ethical focuses for agents in public policy roles.

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  • Beyond serving a purpose: Additional ethical focuses for public policy agents.

    Scholes, V. (2011)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

    From the point of view of a theorist in ethics, the interest in public policy usually centres on the policy outcomes. But this point of view does not take much account of the roles and practices through which public policies are enacted. What additional ethical focuses for the policy agent might these entail? This chapter outline four features of policy making, centred on the agent's performance of their role in the process, that raise ethical issues. These features are: the nature of the policy process; the definition of the public; the treatment of policy agents; and accounting for public policy decisions. Brief examples are used to illustrate the nature of the issues and support the conclusion that these present additional ethical focuses for agents in public policy roles.

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  • Quality management system at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

    Anderson, R.; Laurs, A.; Robinson, C, L.; Rawnsley, S. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses the Open Polytechnic's progress in developing and maintaining a best practice Quality Management System (QMS) by providing the context and evolution of the institution's QMS leading up to the major ITPQ Academic Audit in late 2006.

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  • Open Polytechnic: Information and library studies programmes

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • History: The development of library service in New Zealand

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Towards a Unified Concept of Distance Learning.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

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    Open Polytechnic

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