257 results for Book item, 2011

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Three feminist critiques of varying feminist capitulations to crisis-hegemony

    Grear, Anna (2011)

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    University of Waikato

    The seemingly intractable pull between the Scylla of 'resistance' and the Charybdis of 'compliance' and the agonistic dilemmas presented by the complexity and difficulty of positioning feminism in relation to them both is well-traced in these chapters by Dianne Otto, Julie Mertus and Maria Grahn-Farley. While a range of themes emerges from reflection on these nuanced and thoughtful chapters, at the heart of each, in different ways, the colonisation of certain emancipatory feminist projects and agendas by the crisis-driven post 9/11 international legal discourse emerges as a central concern, along with a set of related sub-themes: The traction (and inequality) of hegemonic and counter-hegemonic thought-worlds and actions; the pernicious effects of decontextualisation (either the transcendence or the 'emptying out' of context (including,worryingly, lived experience of violation)); the fragile potency of ground level viewpoint, action and perspective; the false totality of the securityhegemon; its liquid propagandism, and related concerns circling around co-opted feminist responses.

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  • Engineering: good for technology education?

    Williams, P. John (2011)

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    University of Waikato

    Recent curriculum changes in the educational system of Australia have resulted in study options being available in Engineering for senior secondary students to use for university entrance. In other educational systems, Engineering is playing an increasingly important role, either as a stand-alone subject or as part of an integrated approach to Science, Mathematics and Technology. These developments raise questions about the relationship between Engineering and Technology education, some of which are explored in this paper.

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  • Evolving connectionist systems for adaptive sport coaching

    Bacic, B; Kasabov, N; MacDonell, S; Pang, SN (2011-10-31)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Contemporary computer assisted coaching software operates either on a particular sub-space of the wider problem or requires expert(s) to operate and provide explanations and recommendations. This paper introduces a novel motion data processing methodology oriented to the provision of future generation sports coaching software. The main focus of investigation is the development of techniques that facilitate processing automation, incremental learning from initially small data sets, and robustness of architecture with a degree of interpretation on individual sport performers’ motion techniques. Findings from a case study using tennis motion data verify the prospect of building similar models and architectures for other sports or entertainment areas in which the aims are to improve human motion efficacy and to prevent injury. A central feature is the decoupling of the high-level analytical architecture from the low-level processing of motion data acquisition hardware, meaning that the system will continue to work with future motion acquisition devices.

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  • Introduction (to "Read this first: growth and development of creative SMEs")

    Thomassen, A; Hagoort, G; Van Thiel, M; Arets, D; Oostinjen, A (2011-12-07)

    Book item
    Auckland University of Technology

    Marian Jacobse is a Utrecht-based sculptor. She is also the director of Sophies Kunstprojecten, which manages more than 15 studio complexes and produces community-oriented arts projects in the city. Its operations are determined by the dilemmas affecting art and commercialism, or more specifically, the creation of art and earning money. The various studios support not only the practice of art by independent artists, but also works produced by creative professionals: people who manage and stage cultural shows in an enterprising manner, based on creative concepts. Jacobse did her arts training in Utrecht and developed her entrepreneurship by acquiring experience, attending courses and, in particular, developing networks. She aspires to keeping the artistic flame burning, while avoiding financial disaster.

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  • Max White

    White, M (2011-12-01)

    Book item
    Auckland University of Technology

    This publication grew out of the exhibition "components of a special collection: a collaboration with the University of Auckland Fine Arts Library" at projectspace B431 from March 31 to April 09, 2011. The exhibition was formed from a desire, firstly to make the Library's collection of artists books available as a public display and secondly to identify themes in the collection and open them up to theoretical analysis. Rather than define the collection, the methodology of the project sought to unpack its possibilities. My written contribution to this catalogue (artist book) followed the authors' request for responses to five specific questions asked of every contributor.

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  • Software engineering management

    Frailey, DJ; MacDonell, SG; Gray, AR (2011-08-13)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Software Engineering Management can be defined as the application of management activities—planning, coordinating, measuring, monitoring, controlling, and reporting—to ensure that the development and maintenance of software is systematic, disciplined, and quantified (IEEE610.12-90). The Software Engineering Management KA therefore addresses the management and measurement of software engineering. While measurement is an important aspect of all KAs, it is here that the topic of measurement programs is presented.

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  • Practice and Performance as Research in the Arts

    (2011)

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    University of Otago

    Peer Reviewed

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  • Teaching conversation and negotiation skills using teacher-made, semiscripted conversation models (New Zealand)

    Denny, H (2011-08-15)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    No abstracts in this publication.

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  • Occupational science: the study of occupation

    Wright-St Clair, VA; Hocking, C (2011-10-16)

    Book item
    Auckland University of Technology

    This chapter explores how occupational science is informing occupational therapy practice. Firstly the discussion looks at occupational science as a basic science underpinning occupational therapy knowledge, before recent developments in occupational science are show-cased as a way of illustrating its growth as an applied science. Along the way, real world international examples are offered. Each highlights how the ‘science’ of occupational science is guiding evidence-based occupational therapy practice. Each example, in its own way, illustrates occupational science ‘in play’ within the everyday practice worlds of occupational therapists.

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  • The case for multiple research methodologies

    Wright-St Clair, VA (2011-10-14)

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Social innovation through employing design actualization

    Thomassen, A (2011-12-07)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Recent publications show a relation between design, innovation and empowerment, in particular for the more digital literate people that participate in global networks. This paper investigates whether and how governments can support good design; what would a good national design policy look like; and what ought the priorities of such a policy be? The research shown in this paper aims to understand the empowerment of design and its means for social innovation. And in particular how governments can support this enabling process. Expected outcomes of this research are discussing current international governmental initiatives that will (hopefully) eventual lead to enabling social design innovation on governmental level.

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  • Personality, affect, and organizational change: a qualitative study

    Smollan, RK; Matheny, J; Sayers, JG (2011-12-12)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Published studies of the relationships between personality, affect, and organizational change have been overwhelmingly quantitative, while clinical and psychodynamic approaches have seldom dealt with the context of organizational change. We used semistructured interviews to explore the “middle ground”, by researching how participants in change believed aspects of their personalities contributed to their responses, particularly on an affective level. We found that traits such as openness to experience, resilience, pragmatism, change self-efficacy, and locus of control influenced participants' perceptions of how they reacted to organizational change. The findings point to the important role that qualitative research into personality can play in improving understanding of emotional responses to organizational change.

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  • Collaboration and development of radio astronomy in Australasia and South-Pacific region: New Zealand perspectives

    Gulyaev, S; Natusch, T (2011-12-16)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    As a result of collective efforts of an Australian–New Zealand VLBI team, the first New Zealand VLBI system was developed, and a series of test observations between New Zealand and Australia conducted. The equipment and techniques used to conduct New Zealand's first VLBI observations are discussed and results of work in Australia and New Zealand to obtain fringes and the image of the source (PKS1921-231) are presented. The road map for New Zealand radio-astronomy as well as New Zealand involvement in the SKA is discussed.

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  • The 10 Predicaments of Maui. Notes on Tricksters

    Robertson, N (2011-12-01)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    A 7000 word essay The 10 Predicaments of Maui.Notes on Tricksters. A response to the Francis Alys exhibition (to be continued) 1992- at Artspace, Auckland 2005 on the role of the Trickster and contemporary art.

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  • 'Occupational Health and Safety'

    Lamm, F (2011-12-09)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Objectives • To overview theories and principles behind health and safety and accident compensation changes; • To present health and safety and accident compensation legislation; • To identify the shifts between regulatory and self-regulatory approaches; • To indicate the issues being addressed by current public policy debates.

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  • Pulsed boundary layer flow versus tide-driven deep pore-water flow--What drives sulfide vents in oceanic mangrove peat habitats?

    Vopel, K; Roy, H (2011-07-14)

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    Auckland University of Technology

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