1,279 results for Open Polytechnic

  • Staples tax guide 2014 mid-year supplement

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

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  • Cross currents: Essays in culture and discourse

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    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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  • KIAORA - The emerging construction of a bicultural professional supervision model.

    King, L. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

    The KIAORA model is the culmination of responding to the challenge of constructing a personal model of professional supervision within a bicultural worldview. Matauranga Maori and kaupapa Maori is the turangawaewae for construction of a personal model of professional supervision for a Tangata Whenua social work practitioner seeking to transform the Aotearoa New Zealand professional supervision space.

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  • Ōtautahi revisted: Urban regeneration and a sense of identity in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This paper explores the concept of place and identity with regard to the rebuilding of Christchurch (Ōtautahi), New Zealand’s second largest city following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. The process of rebuilding following a natural disaster is determined by the utility, character, ambiance, habitude, and experience of identity expressed in the process of reconstruction and the environment it supports. For Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island (Te Wai Pounamu) in which approximately half of the city centre was destroyed and must be re-built, rebuilding consists of reconstructing previous architecture, overlaid with a modern architecture. As Gauzin-Muller has stated, “[c]onsideration of environmental issues in construction projects has economic, ecological, and social implications” (2002, 9). While there is a huge physical, financial, and cultural problem to solve in clearing land, designing buildings for repopulated areas, and remediating land for rebuilding, there is also a tremendous opportunity in for engineers, architects, landscape architects, and planners to redesign and construct new sustainable buildings, precinct, and recreational areas for central Christchurch.

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  • Staples tax guide 2014

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

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  • Perezhivanie: What have we missed about infant care?

    Brennan, M. (2014)

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  • The (Mis)uses of Pierre Bourdieu’s practical epistemology in accounting-related social research

    Huang, G.; Baskerville, R.; Fowler, C. (2014-07)

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  • Te Ara Whakapikioranga.

    Te Moananui-Makirere, J.; King, L.; Eruera, M.; Tutukino, M.; Maoate-Davis, S. (2014)

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  • Case Study: The impact of social media on public information management

    Mersham, G. M. (2014)

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  • Policing art: Political potential of creative practices in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Diprose, G. (2014)

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    Explores how creativity and social art practices can be understood as political activism.

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  • Postcolonialism and international development studies: A dialectical exchange?

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

    ‘Postcolonial studies’ is the term given to the study of diaspora and the ideology of colonialism. Since the 1970s, when postcolonial studies was termed ‘Third World’ literature, and the 1980s, when it became ‘Commonwealth’ literature, the persistence of the framework of centre and margin, coloniser and colonised, has endured as a lens with which to view human identity and cultural expression. However, the relationship of postcolonial studies to international development is less well explored. Much of postcolonial studies is concerned with articulating patterns of gain, loss, inclusion, exclusion, identity formation and change, cultural evolution and human geographical dispersal in the wake of the after-effects of colonial rule. Postcolonial critics examine texts and images in order to make inferences about the significance of cultural identity and expression under these conditions. Often this is with a diachronic view of history. International development studies offers postcolonial critics a synchronic perspective on both the policy and materiality of political ideologies affecting cultural identity and expression. This paper looks at how the relationship between postcolonial and international development studies might be furthered in a dialectical exchange. Postcolonial critics such as Said and Pollard et al offer a critical understanding that informs policy making in international development contexts.

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  • Engaging learner support: An investigation of faculty–library collaboration to provide live course-specific learner support in the online classroom environment.

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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  • Dialogue, non–dialogue and dissemination—Ancient questions, contemporary perspectives.

    Mersham, G. M. (2014)

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    With the advent of the Internet, the promise of dialogue has become the holy grail of communication. The idea of communication without dialogue is not a popular one. Decades of critique of the unidirectional messages of the mass media, controlled by powerful institutional agents of power, has been damning. Those who aspire to dialogue often have a moral rejection of one-way forms of communication. A misunderstanding of one-way and persuasive communication has created a skewed view of the role and place of dialogue in public relations. This article explores the philosophical underpinnings and key features of dialogue and its antithesis, non-dialogue, or dissemination within the communication field. It revisits some of the propositions made by the ancient Greeks and modern theorists about communication and dialogue, and how multiple interpretations of what constitutes a dialogue have become blurred. It considers the idea that in recent times dialogue has been uncritically equated to ‘good’ communication and that one-way communication is ‘bad’ or, at least ‘less than best’. The article argues that both forms are equally important and have existed in the thoughts of theorists and philosophers throughout the ages. While the discussion focuses on this premise from a communication perspective, reference to public relations and marketing activities in the context of social media and the Internet are made. Dialogue requires a sense of exchange, interchange, mutuality, and some sense of reciprocity.

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  • Take AIM and keep your students engaged.

    Nash, C. (2014)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This paper outlines the benefits to distance education teachers of formatting a weekly online newsletter in accordance with motivational learning theory. It reflects on the delivery of weekly AIM newsletters to undergraduate economics students at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand via Moodle. The acronym, AIM, stands for Academic content, Information for the course and Motivation—three critical elements required to meet the challenges of effective course facilitation. The AIM newsletter integrates all three of these key components in one easy-to-use product. The object of AIM is to keep students engaged in economics and reduce the perceived distance from distance education. This article discusses the context, underpinning theory, practicalities, and the way forward for AIM.

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  • History: The development of library service in New Zealand

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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  • Open Polytechnic: Information and library studies programmes

    Fields, A. J. (2014)

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  • Professional collaboration and inclusive practices: Working effectively with outside agencies to enable improved provision and transparent services for children and families across early childhood settings.

    Alderson, J.; Kenny, D. (2014)

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  • Knights and knaves: Proposed criminal liability for directors under New Zealand law.

    Barrett, J. (2014)

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  • Student engagement in distance-based vocational education.

    Yates, A.; Brindley-Richards, W.; Thistoll, T. (2014)

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    Students enrolled in distance education courses tend to have lower course completion rates than those who attend face-to-face classes (Simpson, 2013). This article reports on a collective case study undertaken at a vocational, distance education provider in New Zealand, whose course completion rates have risen over recent years to match those of similar face-to-face institutions. This research investigated institutional factors that have contributed towards this improvement, from the perspectives of the staff involved. Results show staff believe there are key enablers and barriers to student engagement and course completion, but the barriers are not insurmountable. The implication is that distance education providers can improve student engagement and completion rates through effective interventions.

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  • The psychology of social undermining in organisational behaviour.

    Strongman, L. (2014)

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    The purpose of this article is to define ‘social undermining’ and to discuss its causes and effects within an organisational context. Central to social undermining is the effect of moral disengagement, which is the main precursor to the manifestation of social undermining in personal and professional behaviours. Possible causes and motivations for the social undermining of others and behavioural symptoms in its victims are examined. Reasons for why social undermining is important for organisations, employees, and the effect of it on workplace behaviours within organisations are then explored. Employee and organisational reputation are discussed in the context of social undermining as a workplace stressor and as existing on a continuum of supportive and/or derogative workplace behaviours.

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