105 results for Open Polytechnic, 2012

  • The forms and functions of hybridity in Allan Sealy’s The Trotter-nama.

    Furness, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The Trotter-nama by Allan Sealy is a novel written in magical realist style that covers the lives of seven generations of Trotters, an Anglo-Indian family whose lineage in India began with Justin Trottoire, a French mercenary, in the 1750’s. This research essay examines how the concept of hybridity in The Trotter-nama serves to break down the hierarchical binary logic of pure/impure, original/copy, authentic/inauthentic, whole/half, real/unreal, true/false notions within the context of the colonial encounter in British India. It examines the forms and functions of hybridity in the novel, interrogating its application within post-colonial theory and selecting textual enactments of racial and cultural hybridity that support the unravelling of such binary oppositions. Sealy’s purpose in destabilising the binary logic of colonialism that still pervades much of Western thought is to create a narrative and mythological space for the racially mixed Anglo-Indians who were written out of any official history of British India. Through the narrative mode of ‘magical realism’, Sealy situates Anglo-Indians at the centre of the colonial encounter, erasing determinate borders between the literal and metaphorical, thereby creating a new discourse that is as legitimate as any existing, authoritative ones. Sealy is not however, suggesting that this is the definitive account of the Anglo-Indian community in India, for there is no such true or original record. There are only multiple stories of multiple identities that shift and change over time.

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  • Emerging forms of identity online: Opportunities for extending theorising about identity through textual analysis.

    Bowker, N. (2012)

    Book item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • The Embedded librarian: Online forums and information literacies.

    Furness, J.; Kelly, G.; Rishworth, R. (2012-08)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Nga taonga whakaako: Bicultural competence in early childhood: Research report

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz; Lawson, K. (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    This project examined how bicultural competence is applied in the education of early childhood teachers with regards to Maori pedagogies, identities, languages and cultural beliefs, and how Maori pedagogies are valued in the provision of early childhood education in Aotearoa. A Kaupapa Maori methodology was adopted, drawing upon qualitative techniques.

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  • Resource kit for lecturers.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    Contains a series of lecturer session planners over a range of teaching areas with explanations of what each area covers.

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  • Resource kit for graduate teachers.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    This resource is reflective of kaupapa within curriculum areas using scenarios in various classroom situations.

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  • Resource kit for student teachers.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    This resource provides examples of curriculum areas using scenarios in various classroom situations.

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  • Resource kit: Waiata booklet.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    A range of waiata and karakia [incantations/prayers] have been selected in this resource to assist all teachers with their daily practices.

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  • Resource kit for tikanga practices. Part 1, Te kanga o te Marae

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    Provides generic protocols for visiting a Marae beginning with prior preparations, to arrival and ending with departure.

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  • Resource kit for tikanga practices. Part 2, Maramataka.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    A tikanga Maori resource calendar that provides the underpinning of theoretical principles of tikanga and Monthly whakatauku (proverbs) that support the learning of the monthly kaupapa.

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  • Resource kit for tikanga practices. Part 3, Nga mana whenua o Aotearoa.

    Williams, N. M.; Broadley, Mary-Liz (2012)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    A map of Aotearoa New Zealand showing the geographic locations of Iwi.

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  • An analysis of different market expectations between financial controllers and management accountants: a communication focus.

    Huang, G.; Li, M. (2012)

    Conference item
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Instructional design: Theory and practice.

    Kobeleva, P.; Strongman, L. (2012)

    Working or discussion paper
    Open Polytechnic

    Describes, using a pedagogical focus, the principles of instructional design in distance learning teaching. The paper comprises five sections. The first section provides definitions and describes concepts of instructional design. In the second section the authors investigate the nature of instructional design. The third section concerns the integration of teaching pedagogy with instructional design. The fourth section describes elements of project management and instructional design. A mini case study that discusses the embedding of literacy and numeracy in an Open Polytechnic Level 2 Horticulture course is included. The fifth section discusses e-learning pedagogy and instructional design.

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  • Predicting student success by mining enrolment data.

    Kovacic, Z. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper explores the socio-demographic variables (age, gender, ethnicity, education, work status, and disability) and study environment (course programme and course block), that may influence persistence or dropout of the distance education students at the Open Polytechnic. It examines to what extent these factors, i.e. enrolment data help us in preidentifying successful and unsuccessful students. The data stored in the Open Polytechnic student management system from 2006 to 2009, covering over 450 students who enrolled to Information Systems course was used to perform a quantitative analysis of study outcome. Based on a data mining techniques (such as feature selection and classification trees) and logistic regression the most important factors for student success and a profile of the typical successful and unsuccessful students are identified. The empirical results show the following: (i) the most important factors separating successful from unsuccessful students are: ethnicity, course programme and course block; (ii) among classification tree growing methods Classification and Regression Tree (CART) was the most successful in growing the tree with an overall percentage of correct classification of 60.5%; (iii) both the risk estimated by the cross-validation and the gain diagram suggests that all trees, based only on enrolment data, are not quite good in separating successful from unsuccessful students, and (iv) the same conclusion was reached using the logistic regression. The implications of these results for academic and administrative staff are discussed.

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  • Navigating towards success: Supporting students on academic probation.

    Ross, C. (2012)

    Unclassified
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper describes a pilot programme developed by the Learning Centre at the Open Polytechnic which targeted students placed on academic probation. Because students placed on academic probation are at a high risk of dropping out, the programme offered individualised support to these students during trimester one 2011 with the aim of helping them engage with their study and complete their courses successfully. The programme was informed by positive psychology and a strengths approach and focused on helping students clarify study goals, identify their strengths and determine how they might apply those strengths to the skills needed for successful study. Results revealed higher successful course completion rates of students who participated in the programme compared to those who did not. Students also reported high levels of satisfaction with the programme.

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  • Democratic discourse, taxation and hypothecation.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Communities of taxation and justice : A communitarian approach to inequality and taxation.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Wealth transfer tax redux? Part 1.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Wealth transfer tax redux? Part 2.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Fat taxes: A proportionality approach.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Refereed jounal article.

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