29 results for Book item, 1990

  • Geological Information in New Zealand

    Leaming, Elva (1999)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    New Zealand consists of two large is1ands--some 270,000 square kilometers in area--straddling a major crustal plate boundary. The present landscape is the highest part of a submerged subcontinent that broke away from Gondwana some 80 million years ago. To the northeast the Pacific oceanic plate is subducting westward, and to the southwest the Tasman seafloor is subducting eastward beneath the Campbell Plateau. These two subduction zones are linked through the transcurrent Alpine Fault. In the mid 19th Century two world-famous geologists contributed to the country's geological exploration. Hochstetter, from Austria, established a tradition of systematic geological mapping, and Hector, from Canada, founded the New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand's national geological organization, now the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (IGNS), continues to publish a broad spectrum of geological literature and maps. Its library holds the largest collection of geological literature pertaining to New Zealand. The six universities that teach geology and earth sciences each have library collections of a high standard. The University of Auckland Geology Collection is housed in the Science Library with an area that is a focal point for geological information and literature research.

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  • From assimilation to biculturalism: Changing patterns in Maori-Pakeha relationships

    Thomas, David R.; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (1996)

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    University of Waikato

    This chapter examines the changing patterns of inter-ethnic relationships among Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand, specifically the moves from assimilation towards biculturalism. The impact of recent debate about the Treaty of Waitangi is described and examples of bicultural policies and their consequences are outlined.

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  • The contructivist paradigm and some implications for science content and pedagogy

    Carr, Malcolm; Barker, Miles; Bell, Beverley; Biddulph, Fred; Jones, Alister; Kirkwood, Valda; Pearson, John; Symington, David (1997)

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    University of Waikato

    Through a comparison of the widely-held traditional view of science with the constructivist view of science, we argue that the constructivist view of the content of science has important implications for classroom teaching and learning. This alternative view of science concepts as human constructs, scrutinised by application of the rules of the game of science, raises many challenges for teachers. Reconceptualisation of teachers' views of the nature of science and of learning in science is important for a constructivist pedagogy. We argue here that open discussion of the 'rules of the game' of science would contribute to better learning in the classroom, since learners would be better equipped to change their existing concepts by knowing more about the nature of science itself.

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  • Cloning of a family G xylanase gene (XYNB) from the extremely thermophilic bacterium Dictyoglomus thermophilum and action of the gene product on kraft pulp.

    Morris, DD; Gibbs, MD; Bergquist, Peter (1996)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Xylanases can be grouped into two unrelated families, namely family F and family G. We report here the cloning of a family G xylanase gene (xynB) from the Dictyoglomus thermophilum strain Rt46B.1 and the characterisation of the expressed gene product (229B). Novel consensus-PCR and genomic-walking PCR techniques were used to isolate the xynB gene from Dictyoglomus thermophilum genomic DNA. Various 229B xylanases produced from xynB expression constructions had pH optima of 6.5, and temperature optimum ranges of between 70 and 85??C. The 229B xylanase was active on kraft pulp as shown by the release of reducing sugars.

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  • Information literacy curriculum & assessment: Implications for schools from New Zealand.

    Brown, Gavin (1999)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The development of the ???information society??? or ???information age??? creates a global context for instruction in information skills. Ensuring that students have skills in handling, understanding, and producing information is increasingly considered a vital educational goal. This chapter reviews the literature on information literacy, focusing on the common elements and aspects of information skills sequences and components. The New Zealand curriculum, resource, and research scene relevant to information skills is reviewed and evaluated against international trends. Present trends and developments in the assessment and measurement of information skills are reviewed. Possible implications for the information literate school are examined.

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  • 'Welcome to the Block': Priglashenie na kazn/ Invitation to a Beheading: A Documentary Record

    Boyd, Brian (1997)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ada

    Boyd, Brian (1995)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • ???We???re just New Zealanders???: The Politics of Pakeha Identity

    Bell, Shirley (1996)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Contra the Hypothetical Persona in Music

    Davies, Stephen (1997)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Conservatism and constancy: New Zealand sexual culture in the era of AIDS

    Davis, PB; Lay Yee, Roy; Jacobson, O (1996)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Is Architecture Art?

    Davies, Stephen (1994)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Evaluation of Music

    Davies, Stephen (1994)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Sovereigns, Sovereignty and the Treaty of Waitangi

    Davies, Stephen; Ewin, RE (1992)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Why Listen to Sad Music if It Makes One Feel Sad?

    Davies, Stephen (1995)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Two Youths from Boiotia

    Mackay, Elizabeth (1995)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Time and Timelessness in the Traditions of Early Greek Oral Poetry and Archaic Vase-Painting

    Mackay, Elizabeth (1996)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Building the theory of comparative HRM

    Boxall, Peter (1999)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Content: v. 1. Origins, developments and critical analyses -- v. 2. Comparative, international and strategic human resource management -- v. 3. Emergent HRM issues for the new millennium.

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  • Expression and Secretion of Bacterial Thermophilic Hemicellulases in Kluyveromyces lactis

    Walsh, DJ; Gibbs, MD; Bergquist, Peter (1998)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The yeast Kluyveromyces lactis has been developed as a host for extracellular production of thermophilic hemicellulases employing expression vectors based on the 2??-like plasmid pKD1 of Kluyveromyces drosophilarium, ?? ??-1,4-xylanase gene (xynA) from Dictyoglomus thermophilum strain Rt46B.1 was fused in-frame with a synthetic secretion signal derived from the K. lactis killer toxin and expressed under control of the ??. lactis LAC4 (??-galactosidase) promoter. Correctly processed xylanase enzyme with full biological activity on Oat Spelt Xylan was secreted during shake-flask cultivation of ??. lactis transformants. Yield was found to be dependent on the strain and the composition of the growth medium. The transcriptional activity of the LAC4 promoter dramatically affected mitotic stability of the expression vector under non-selective conditions. However, one isolate combined higher plasmid stability and good yield and has been employed for scaled-up production of XynA and other thermostable hemicellulases in chemostat culture. Similar results have been obtained for expression of a fusion of the xynA gene of Thermotoga strain FjSS3.B1 cloned into the same secretion vectors.

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  • Workplace democracy and training reform: Some emerging insights from Australia and New Zealand

    Law, Michael; Piercy, Gemma Louise (1999)

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    University of Waikato

    This paper builds on a series of published articles and chapters that date back to the ESREA seminar on Adult education and the labour market held in Slovenia in 1993 Law, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998a, 1998b. The overarching purpose of that work has been to track and analyse, from a labour studies perspective, trade union strategies to education and training reform in Australia and New Zealand since the mid-1980s.

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  • Technology and science education

    Jones, Alister; Compton, Vicki (1997)

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    University of Waikato

    The incorporation of technology into the school curriculum is part of a worldwide trend in education. The way in which technology is incorporated depends on which country the reform is initiated in. The New Zealand Curriculum Framework (Ministry of Education, 1993a) includes science and technology as distinct learning areas. This chapter considers the view of technology expressed in both science in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1993b) and in Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1995). The chapter is divided into four sections. Firstly, the concept of technology in the science curriculum is identified and discussed; secondly, the use of some types of technological application to enhance the learning of science outcomes is considered; thirdly, the technology curriculum itself is discussed in order to highlight the concept of technology underpinning this statement so that comparisons can be made with the concept employed in the science curriculum, and finally the introduction of technology outcomes by science teachers in a science environment is explored.

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