57 results for Unclassified, 2009

  • 1917: 90 years On - Masterpiece to Massacre: the New Zealand Division and three battles

    Harper, Glyn (2009-10-11T22:27:03Z)

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    Massey University

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  • Integrating content-based language learning and intercultural learning online: An international eGrops collaboration

    Walker, Ute Gerda; vom Brocke, Christina (2009)

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    Massey University

    Learning language through content in the tertiary context presents a challenge in that language teachers, particularly in EAP/ESP contexts, are not necessarily experts in their students’ speciality subject areas, while subject experts might lack language teaching methodology. Furthermore, intercultural awareness, a key qualification in today’s global work environment, tends to take a back seat in a content-based approach. This paper reports on a didactic concept which integrates subject-based language learning with intercultural experience through online collaboration in an international eGroups set-up. The creation of a collaborative learning space aimed to bring together learners from different cultural contexts (New Zealand and Germany) and with different target languages (German and English) towards shared learning outcomes. Data from student interactions will help illustrate to what extent the eGroups model promoted interactive, communicative and intercultural competence through content-related bilingual collaboration.

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  • From Masterpiece to Massacre: the New Zealand Division at Passchendaele, October 1917.

    Harper, Glyn (2009-10-11T21:28:55Z)

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    Massey University

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  • Aviation Education and Research Conference proceedings "Contemporary Issues in Aviation Education and Research"

    (2009-07)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    ‘Contemporary issues in aviation education and research’ is the theme for the inaugural Aviation Education and Research Conference to be held in Blenheim on the 29-30 July as part of the New Zealand Aviation Conference week. The conference is being organised by the Massey University School of Aviation in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand. “This event is intended as a forum for disseminating research and discussing current issues in aviation, with an emphasis on bridging theory and practice,” says Mr Ashok Poduval, General Manager of the Massey University School of Aviation, “It will also present an opportunity for ‘a meeting of the minds’ for academics and practitioners in the aviation industry.” The two day conference has generated a lot of interest within New Zealand as well as in Australia and the wider international academic community, with many attendees and presenters crossing the Tasman to be part of this event. “We are very pleased with the response,” adds Dr Robert Yaansah, Postgraduate Programmes and Research Coordinator of Massey School of Aviation. “A wide range of papers have been received from academics, representing a good cross section of universities within the Australasia region. Additionally, a number of our PhD Aviation students are presenting papers related to their research. This conference should establish that the region has an academic community with a strong focus on aviation education and research, as good as elsewhere in the world.”

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  • Development of a calibrated numerical computer model of the Raglan coast, bar and harbour

    Phillips, David (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Stained carpet: A case study of the collapse of Feltex Carpets Ltd

    Slessor, Andrew (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • The financial effects of the adoption of New Zealand equivalents of International Financial Reporting Standards (NZ IFRS)

    Rainsbury, Liz (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Design for an energy regeneration system with an air motor in a golf cart

    Qi, Tom; Hawkins, David (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Ancient imagery: Digital visualisations of the Auckland isthmus

    Egginton, Zane (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Nau he kete naku he kete: An implementation and evaluation of kete-based approaches to teaching and learning te reo Maori me ona tikanga

    Heta-Lensen, Yo; Job, Nicole; Turton, Lee-Anne; Potter, Jennie (2009-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • An investigation into the success of in-clinic animal behaviour therapy

    Dale, Arnja (2009-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • Home science graduates : Carnegie and beyond

    Collins, Jenny (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Reprogramming Sunnynook as an urban transport node

    Kaza, Krystina (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • The management of transit zone economies: Perceptions and realities

    Simpson, Ken (2009-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • Pacific diaspora media pilot project

    Papoutsaki, Evangelia (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Whaia te iti kahurangi: Efficacy, agency, achievement and success in the tertiary sector: Focus on students and parents from Pasifika communities

    Marat, Deepa; Latu, Savae; Aumua, Linda; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Talakai, Malia; Sun, Kang (2009-01-01)

    Unclassified
    Unitec

    The present study is situated in Unitec Institute of Technology, a dynamic tertiary institution in New Zealand, catering to the needs of a large and diverse student population enrolled in courses ranging from certificate level to doctoral programmes. Annual summative evaluations of achievement of students reveal ethnicity based disparities in the rate of success and retention of undergraduate students, with Pasifika students positioned in the lower levels as compared to mainstream and Maori students in both Unitec campuses. In this research project, the reasons underpinning this disparity is assessed from the context of efficacy and agency of students, two constructs which correlate with academic achievement. Led by a research design underpinned by Kaupapa Maori, Pasifika, mainstream methodologies, and ancient philosophies, the findings are reported mainly from the perspectives of student and parent participants from Pasifika communities. Although an inclusive approach of inviting tertiary students across all ethnicities that had enrolled for a qualification programme to participate was the norm, the central aim was to unravel some of the challenges faced by participants from the Pasifika community which precluded optimal achievement. Unitec Centre for Pacific approved Tertiary Education Commission funding for this research. Pasifika parents with teenagers enrolled in secondary schools or/ and with children in the tertiary sector were also invited to participate in focus groups to share their perspectives on higher education, and how they coped with emerging challenges. A mixed-methods approach was used to assess self-efficacy, agency, and perceptions of success. Findings reveal students in the tertiary sector reporting high levels of efficacy. Agency and perception of success seems to be more collective in nature, with a sense of responsibility towards oneself and one’s family acting as agentic forces to succeed in the tertiary sector. Students are intent upon setting goals, using learning strategies, taking responsibility for their learning and attaining them. Teacher participation in this research was almost non-existent, despite being part of the research design. This was a major limitation of the study, since there is no empirical data on culturally sensitive teaching strategies in use. The findings also capture the critical role of family, teachers, support staff, and peers in student achievement and success in bicultural and multi-cultural tertiary education context.

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  • The everyday collective laboratory: The old North Shore

    Woodruffe, Paul (2009)

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    Unitec

    The project’s aims were to identify areas and structures of special heritage character on the North Shore of Auckland City, research and document the history of the site(s) identified and establish contacts with the local community, especially the community groups that are involved in the preservation or heritage architecture and landscapes. The approach taken was one of gathering information and photographic images, both archival and commissioned, making contact with stakeholders and producing artworks based on these resources. The most important findings can be grouped into two categories; the first is the discovery that three heritage sites and four heritage buildings can be linked to create a heritage walking trail, that if created would protect the sites and lead to a restoration and design project of regional significance. The second is that any project that is based on an inclusive and consultative program with the local community has to be given a reasonably long timetable, and has to be designed to fit in with local meetings and events. This project is achieving something rather than has achieved something, as it is through necessity ongoing into 2011, but it is successfully establishing a methodology for collaborative inter-disciplinary projects designed to work within communities regarding disputed and neglected sites. It has proven the importance of using a mixture of advocacy and consultation as a precursor to design when working within communities on sensitive sites. The conclusion of this project required two stages, to complete it to the stage a final design project that demonstrated complete engagement with the local community, Iwi and stakeholders could take place. The first stage was a public exhibition of the research findings and the artwork based on it. The exhibition allowed the community to see the findings as a celebration of their environment and as a document of work they can contribute to. This document is being used to lobby for political will to protect, restore and design a solution to create the walkway through presentations to Local Boards and finally the Auckland Council. There is now a body of work advocating for the sites that is being to be placed into cyberspace as living resource for future researchers.

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  • Forget failure - Focus on success to plan for lasting change

    Marshall, Steven (2009)

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    Unitec

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  • Design and development of a world music keyboard capable of playing pitch-continuous music genres

    Ganeshan, Kathiravelu (2009-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • Making ancestors

    Hooper, Julian (2009)

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    Unitec

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