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  • Field-based early childhood teacher education : "but are they already teachers ...".

    Brennan, M.; Everiss, L.; Mara, D. (2011)

    Report
    Open Polytechnic

    Despite its long history in early childhood initial teacher education (ITE) programmes, there remains a limited research base about the nature of the field-based approach and more specifically student/tutor interactions in the tertiary classroom. This study adds to a growing area of scholarship that seeks to articulate a distinct pedagogical base to field-based teacher education. The tertiary classroom was chosen as the site of study because it affords researchers and teachers opportunity to place an intense focus on students and tutors 'doing field-based teacher education' and to explore new understandings that sit apart from traditional preservice ITE approaches.

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  • Enhancing learning for engineering trade learners: Augmented paper-based materials in course design.

    Brown, C.; Glaeser, M.; Maathuis-Smith, S.; Mersham, G. M. (2010)

    Report
    Open Polytechnic

    This project tested the feasibility of embedding augmented reality targets, which could be viewed on computers using a simple webcam, into print material for second-year apprentice engineering trade learners at the Open Polytechnic. This would enable them to see the images in 3-D form, thus improving their learning experience. With augmented reality (AR) software the real-world image is augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery that is created when a webcam or camera-like device "reads" the target embedded in a page. The second-year apprentice engineering trade learners were chosen as a "test" group because they are generally kinaesthetic learners who don't always have access to the real-life artefacts they are studying. If this project was successful, further developments could be undertaken to enable augmented targets to be viewed via cellphones. Learners who view images of artefacts on a computer screen are able to rotate and enlarge them, as well as view them from different angles.

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  • Establishing dedicated education units for undergraduate nursing students: Pilot project summation report

    Jamieson, I.; Hale, J.; Sims, D.; Casey, M.; Whittle, R.; Kilkenny, T. (2008)

    Report
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This report presents a summary of a collaborative research project undertaken by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) School of Nursing and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to enhance the experience of pre-registration nursing students in clinical placements during the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The project was undertaken to address issues surrounding the quality and nature of clinical experience in environments where high levels of patient acuity, staffing shortages and changes have become commonplace. As a result a different approach to clinical learning was trialled based on the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model developed in Australia. The results of that trial are documented in this report. Over-arching themes of supporting clinical learning and relationship building were identified.

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  • Issues facing Southland’s wetlands - recommendations for future management

    Campbell, David I.; Clarkson, Beverley R.; Clarkson, Bruce D.

    Report
    University of Waikato

    In this report we provide an overview of the issues facing Southland’s wetlands as we perceive them and record our recommendations for future management

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  • Fish biomass and gonad development in the Rotopiko (Serpentine) lakes.

    Wu, Nicholas; Daniel, Adam Joshua; Tempero, Grant Wayne

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The Rotopiko (Serpentine) lake complex is one of the Waikato region’s few peat lake systems that contains primarily native aquatic plants. Retaining the natural state of the lakes has been considered a high priority by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and extensive efforts have taken place to prevent nutrient leaching and to control invasive organisms in the lakes. The University of Waikato was contracted to investigate the biomass of introduced and native fish in the Rotopiko lakes in order to determine if the fish removal with rotenone, a chemical piscicide, was required as proposed by DOC. Fish were collected using a variety of traps and nets prior to making and release. Following a dispersal period, each lake was then fished a second time and fish biomass was estimated using a capture-mark-release-recapture study design; population estimates were derived using the Lincoln-Petersen method (Nichols 1992).

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  • E koekoe te tūī, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kererū: Indigenous methods of naming native and introduced bird species of Aotearoa

    Whaanga, Hēmi; Scofield, Paul; Raharuhi, Urukeiha; Green, Lynda; Matamua, Rangi; Temara, Pou; Roa, Tom (2015)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    Naming in Māori society is a relationship of mana. It is a relationship formulated on establishing and reinforcing connections, identity, and place through whakapapa, between the person or group doing the naming and the thing being named. Māori have always named our world and therefore our realities. The overall goal of this Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga-funded extension of excellence project was to research and investigate indigenous methodologies of naming native and introduced bird species of Aotearoa and to develop a naming protocol for the naming of birds in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In addition to semi-structured interviews and a wānanga, reviews of scientific, archival and oral Māori resources, were undertaken.

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  • The Impact of Person-Directed Care at Metlifecare - Application of the Eden Alternative. The Final Report - August 2016

    Yeung, PHY; Dale, M; Rodgers, V; O'Donoghue, K (2016-09-13)

    Report
    Massey University

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  • Non-Government Organisations (NGO) Study Awards – Exploring the Impact on Social Work Students and Social Service Organisations

    Yeung, PHY; Mooney, H; English, A (2016-09-16)

    Report
    Massey University

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  • The sustainable delivery of sexual violence prevention education in schools

    Julich, SJ; Oak, E; Terrell, J; Good, G (2015)

    Report
    Massey University

    Sexual violence is a crime that cannot be ignored: it causes our communities significant consequences including heavy economic costs, and evidence of its effects can be seen in our criminal justice system, public health system, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and education system, particularly in our schools. Many agencies throughout New Zealand work to end sexual violence. Auckland-based Rape Prevention Education: Whakatu Mauri (RPE) is one such agency, and is committed to preventing sexual violence by providing a range of programmes and initiatives, information, education, and advocacy to a broad range of audiences. Up until early 2014 RPE employed one or two full-time positions dedicated to co-ordinating and training a large pool (up to 15) of educators on casual contracts to deliver their main school-based programmes, BodySafe – approximately 450 modules per year, delivered to some 20 high schools. Each year several of the contract educators, many of whom were tertiary students, found secure full time employment elsewhere. To retain sufficient contract educators to deliver its BodySafe contract meant that RPE had to recruit, induct and train new educators two to three times every year. This model was expensive, resource intense, and ultimately untenable. The Executive Director and core staff at RPE wanted to develop a more efficient and stable model of delivery that fitted its scarce resources. To enable RPE to know what the most efficient model was nationally and internationally, with Ministry of Justice funding, RPE commissioned Massey University to undertake this report reviewing national and international research on sexual violence prevention education (SVPE). [Background from Executive Summary.]

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  • Report on the 2010/2011 West Bengal Anglo-Indian Survey: ‘Anglo-Indian Count’

    Andrews, RA (2015-08-31)

    Report
    Massey University

    In December 2010 and the first few months of 2011 a survey was conducted in West Bengal which collected demographic information on the Anglo-Indian community. This report describes the methods used and presents selected findings under the headings: educational levels, housing, amenities, card-holding, employment, income, languages spoken, and religion.

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  • Establishing dedicated education units for undergraduate nursing students: Pilot project summation report

    Jamieson, I.; Hale, J.; Sims, D.; Casey, M.; Whittle, R.; Kilkenny, T. (2008)

    Report
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    This report presents a summary of a collaborative research project undertaken by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) School of Nursing and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) to enhance the experience of pre-registration nursing students in clinical placements during the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The project was undertaken to address issues surrounding the quality and nature of clinical experience in environments where high levels of patient acuity, staffing shortages and changes have become commonplace. As a result a different approach to clinical learning was trialled based on the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model developed in Australia. The results of that trial are documented in this report. Over-arching themes of supporting clinical learning and relationship building were identified.

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  • Investigation into the business and operations of Carlton Party Hire Limited.

    Hart, Graeme Richard (1988)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    107 leaves. University of Otago programme: MBA. From title page: "Project 660".

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  • Extended Baseline Report: Graduate Longitudinal Study

    Tustin, Karen; Chee, Kaa-Sandra; Taylor, Nicola; Gollop, Megan; Taumoepeau, Mele; Hunter, Jackie; Harold, Gordon; Poulton, Richie (2012-04-04)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Marketing education: recommendations for targeting Asian students - Report 3

    Fam, Kim-Shyan; Simpson, Lisa (2001)

    Report
    University of Otago

    As shown in Report 2 of this series, the Asian market is proving to be an increasingly attractive area of opportunity for New Zealand tertiary educational institutions. Where Report 2 aimed to identify how New Zealand tertiary institutions could better target this lucrative market, this report aims to provide some distinct recommendations for tertiary educational services marketers attempting to enter the three countries used in the study. These recommendations are in terms of promotional message, promotional tools and media and key marketing strategies that are most effective in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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  • Meat Weight, Nutritional and Energy Yield Values for New Zealand Archaeofauna

    Smith, Ian (2011-01)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Data for an Archaeozoological Analysis of Marine Resource Use in Two New Zealand Study Areas (Revised edition)

    Smith, Ian; James-Lee, Tiffany (2010-12)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Increasing capacity at Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours: a case study approach

    Keenan, Victoria (2004-02)

    Report
    University of Otago

    Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours is a small eco-tourism business providing tours of the Otago Peninsula and an unrivalled wildlife cruise around Taiaroa Head. This company has continued to grow since its inception in 1985, but faces serious capacity constraints in the land transport aspect of its business. The purpose of this research is to examine options available to the company to increase their land transport capacity; the aim is to evaluate each option and recommend the most appropriate forward focus for the business. The research was conducted using a single case study methodology and involved four stages. These stages included a review of the academic literature, semi-constructed interviews, the collection of data through company documentation and observation as well as various discussions with potential organisations that lease and sell buses. Seven options for increasing the transport capacity of the company were investigated in this research. These were: staying with the status quo, withdrawing the transport from the tours, buying an additional bus, selling their van and buying or leasing an additional bus, selling all the vehicles or leasing them on long - term contracts. The last option investigated in this research was contracting all transport facilities to another party. Each option was analysed on cost, practicality, and its overall effect on the business. The benefits and disadvantages of each option were also discussed and contributed to the final decision. It is recommended that the transport aspect of the business be contracted out to another party. Further investigation will be required to determine the most appropriate organisation to contract to. Further work will also be needed to define the terms of such an agreement. However, at this stage Malcolm Budd from the Otago Explorer seems to meet all requirements. The recommended option was chosen because of its propensity to be cost effective and provide benefits that would outweigh cost. The disadvantages of this option were found to be minimal in that they would not adversely affect service quality or the core operations of the business, which is wildlife cruises. Lastly, the recommendation effectively increased the company's transport capacity and proved to be advantageous over the long term. Secondary recommendations included decreasing prices in the winter months to encourage people that might not otherwise purchase the tours; that the number of free of charge passengers be reduced in order to make room for paying customers, and to further manipulate demand and supply by allowing employees to leave secondary tasks till quieter periods, when the business is busy. The company also has the potential to diversify into other areas and increase customer involvement in the service delivery process by allowing customers to book and pay their tours on-line.

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  • Marketing education: a guide to better targeting of Malaysian students - Report 1

    Fam, Kim-Shyan; Thomas, Chris (2000)

    Report
    University of Otago

    As funding for tertiary education decreases, New Zealand tertiary educational institutions have been forced to fund existing services via other means. It has been suggested that tertiary institutions have attempted to target overseas students because of the high per student revenue received for this market segment. In particular, it has been suggested that New Zealand tertiary institutions have been particularly successful in marketing their product to Malaysian students. However, this segment seems to be growing faster internationally than observed in New Zealand, and as such, this study aims to identify how New Zealand tertiary institutions might better target this lucrative market segment. The current study examined a group of Malaysian students who had yet to make their decision regarding what country/institution they were going to attend, once their secondary education had been completed. The students were from a range of colleges and states in Malaysia. The students were administered a self-completion questionnaire, based on four specific topic areas: preferred promotional tools, preferred promotional messages, cultural values and socio-economic perceptions (of Malaysia compared to New Zealand). The aim of this survey was to determine whether there were any differences in students' choice of promotion tools and promotional messages. The study also attempted to examine the students' cultural values and their perceptions of the level of socio-economic development (in Malaysia compared to New Zealand). Additionally, 20 New Zealand marketers were also administered a similar questionnaire that sought to contrast the assumptions that these marketers had about the market they were attempting to target. As such, the current study has several implications for improving the effectiveness of the international marketing of New Zealand educational institutions. Demographically, the student respondents were from a range of religious beliefs and favoured a range of countries for further tertiary education. New Zealand was of particular importance to these students with 20% indicating that this was the country they favoured, with only the United Kingdom (22%) rating higher. The findings also revealed an array of differences in the students' choice of promotion tools and promotional messages. In particular, the WWW was the most common source for educational information. The second most important tool was print media. The promotion message that appealed most to the students was a quality learning environment, followed by the reputation of the Institution. Culturally, most Malaysian students were very traditional and respected both their elders and those in authority. They were also ambitious and yet open to new ideas. Socio-economically, the Malaysian students perceived their country's standard of education as relatively similar to New Zealand. However, they were less optimistic about Malaysia' standard of living. These differences in cultural values and socio-economic development could have caused the Malaysian students to value some promotion tools/messages as more important than the others. However, it is beyond the scope of this report to link cultural values and socio-economic development to the students' choice of promotion tools and messages. New Zealand marketers seem to have a rather firm grasp of the promotional messages that are particularly important to students, however they do not understand why these messages are important, nor do they understand what tools should be best utilised to most effectively promote to Malaysian students. Of particular concern in this area is the extent which New Zealand marketers over-value their own contribution, whilst ignoring particularly important promotional tools such as print media. This report then applied the findings of this study to New Zealand Universities’ marketing. In conclusion, the theme of these recommendations were that the New Zealand Universities should: "…Ask not what Malaysian students can do for New Zealand Universities, but what New Zealand Universities can do for the Malaysian students…” (Paraphrasing John F. Kennedy)

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  • The Auckland economy: situation and forecast, November 2009

    Nana, G; Sanderson, K; Leung-Wai, J; Shirley, I; Wilson, D; Neill, CM; Slack, A; Stokes, F; Norman, D; Lynn, A (2012-01-27)

    Report
    Auckland University of Technology

    BERL and the Institute of Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have combined to pull together an economic forecast for the Auckland region economy. Latest employment data released last week confirm that the much-heralded end of the recession remains little more than a technicality. This is as true for the Auckland economy as it is for its national counterpart. The net 13,000 jobs shed from the Auckland economy over the past year mean annual employment contracted by nearly 3 percent over that period. Looking ahead, hopes of an export-led recovery for the New Zealand economy have been dashed by an exchange rate that defies any rational assessment of the fundamentals. Consequently, the short-term outlook for the Auckland economy is best described as unstable. Clearly, the next few months will be better than the first half of 2009, but there will be little to celebrate. We forecast: a sombre export picture for manufacturing; modest, at best, employment growth; a subdued outlook for retail trade; import growth slightly above national; net inward migration gains; moderate house price growth; growth in house building activity; guest nights treading water.

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  • The built environment, Hamilton City Council policies and child driveway safety: a balancing act

    Madley, Brendan; Campbell, Maxine M. (2014)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    Driveway run-overs continue to bring tragedy to New Zealand families at a higher rate than any other Western nation. Meanwhile, little progress appears to have been made in regard to the recommendations of previous research. This project investigates whether recommendations in regard to one key factor in driveway run-overs, the built environment, are reflected in current local body policies and regulations. The research evaluates Hamilton City Council policies affecting the renovation and/or erection of domestic residences with a view to determining whether they are consistent with existing knowledge and best practice initiatives designed to minimise accidental injuries to children on driveways. The project compares the findings of a review of the existing literature on child safety best practice for the built environment and urban design of driveways, with a review of Hamilton City Council policies and guidelines relating to the built environment of residential properties and adjacent roads (the Operative District Plan, Ten Year Plan, Urban Growth Strategy, Vista, and more), along with relevant central government policy. These findings are triangulated with data from interviews with four expert informants – one child safety expert and three Hamilton City Council employees involved in planning, policy and transport – who provide insights into the translation of policies into practice.

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