108 results for Book item, 2006

  • Computer literacy: where are nurse educators on the continuum?

    Hanley, E. (2006)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Computers are becoming ubiquitous in health and education, and it is expected that nurses from undergraduate nursing programmes are computer literate when they enter the workforce. Similarly nurse educators are expected to be computer literate to model the use of information technology in their workplace. They are expected to use email for communication and a range of computer applications for presentation of course materials and reports. Additionally as more courses are delivered in flexible mode educators require more comprehensive computing skills, including confidence and competence in a range of applications. A cohort of nurse educators from one tertiary institution was surveyed to assess their perceived computer literacy and how they attained this. A questionnaire that covered seven domains of computer literacy was used to assess this. The results were illuminating and identified specific training needs for this group. Their perceived lack of skill with Groupwise email and the student database program are of concern as these are essential tools for nurse educators at this polytechnic.

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  • Computer literacy: where are nurse educators on the continuum?

    Hanley, E. (2006)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Computers are becoming ubiquitous in health and education, and it is expected that nurses from undergraduate nursing programmes are computer literate when they enter the workforce. Similarly nurse educators are expected to be computer literate to model the use of information technology in their workplace. They are expected to use email for communication and a range of computer applications for presentation of course materials and reports. Additionally as more courses are delivered in flexible mode educators require more comprehensive computing skills, including confidence and competence in a range of applications. A cohort of nurse educators from one tertiary institution was surveyed to assess their perceived computer literacy and how they attained this. A questionnaire that covered seven domains of computer literacy was used to assess this. The results were illuminating and identified specific training needs for this group. Their perceived lack of skill with Groupwise email and the student database program are of concern as these are essential tools for nurse educators at this polytechnic.

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  • Forms of participation in urban redevelopment projects - the differing roles of public and stakeholder contributions to design decision making processes

    Hunt, John (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper examines how political commitment to participatory design within the context of a major urban redevelopment project was translated into a strategy and a course of action for achieving effective participation within a demanding project timeframe. The project in question involves a new transport interchange for the city of Auckland (New Zealand), the redevelopment of a number of heritage buildings, and the introduction of new buildings to create a mixed use precinct covering three city blocks. The project, currently being implemented, has involved extensive public consultation and stakeholder participation as it has proceeded through the stages of project visioning, an open public design competition, and the development of the competition winning design. The paper draws a distinction between the contributions of stakeholders versus the public at large to the decision-making process, outlines the different kinds of participatory processes adopted by the local authority (Auckland City Council) to effectively engage and involve these two different groups and the stages in the evolution of the project at which these different contributions were introduced. The model of ‘open design’ proposed by van Gunsteren and van Loon is used as a basis for explaining the success of multi-stakeholder inputs at a crucial stage in project development. The paper concludes by examining the limits of applicability of the ‘open design’ model in the context of urban redevelopment projects in which there is broad public interest, and by suggesting a number of design decision support guidelines for the management of participatory processes.

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  • A Global Culture of Terror: A Marxist Riposte

    McLaren, Peter (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Olli-Pekka Moisio, University of Jyvskyl, Finland Juha Suoranta, University of Minnesota, USA (eds.) The aim of this book is to raise current social, political, ...

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  • How to get published.

    Jesson, Jocelyn (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The chapter provides a clear process for academics and educational practitioners to follow to create their first publication

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  • Diti's response

    Hill, Edite (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    this book raises questions and possibilities around social justice for teachers documenting children's learning

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  • Modelling spatial point patterns in R

    Baddeley, A; Turner, R (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We describe practical techniques for fitting stochastic models to spatial point pattern data in the statistical package R. The techniques have been implemented in our package spatstat in R. They are demonstrated on two example datasets.

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  • The State and Facilitation of Financial Flows (Remittances) by Temporary Workers: The Case of Bangladesh

    Jackson, Kenneth (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Reviews impact of remittances on development and from the perspective of Bangladesh particularly.

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  • Nietzsche and Cosmology

    Small, Robin (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Nietzsche's thought seldom fits readily into familiar categories, and his relation to cosmology is a case in point. There are several problems in seeing him as engaging with this branch of philosophy. If cosmology takes the world as a whole as its object, it is open to the question raised by Kant: whether the world can be comprehended-or evaluated, Nietzsche would add-by our minds. ...

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  • The Missionary Position: "Messengers of Grace" and "The Works of Ta'unga"

    Laracy, Hugh (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Puritans and Pleasure Seekers

    Daley, Caroline (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Program Evaluation: a Democratic Practice

    Kushner, Saville; Adelman C (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter was an invited review of educational evaluation - the authors the only non-US to be commissioned for this volume. It is founded on a comprehensive survey of theoretical contributions to the field and is exemplified by a report of a national evaluation of which Kushner was Co-Director. Key themes are (a) how programme evaluation has adapted to social and theoretical change, and (b) the endurance of democratic obligations. The originality of the paper is based on a review of diverse programme perspectives which, itself, is an extension of an analysis given by House of the development of evaluation as a social institution and academic discipline. Kushner wrote the paper.

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  • Theoretical orientations in Physical Education Teacher Education

    Tinning, Richard (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Metaphysics of Realism and Structural Realism.

    Nola, Robert (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Scientific realism is the default position of many philosophers of science and most working scientists, Alan Musgrave having done much to keep the nature of this default position before us and to provide arguments for it....

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  • The real me

    McKeown-Green, Arthur (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Who Will Educate the Educators? Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Globalization.

    McLaren, Peter; Farahmandpur, R (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Adolescents and Cultures of Reflection: More than Meets the Eye

    Kushner, Saville (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Promoting Regional Economic Development

    Mintrom, Michael; Williams, Luke (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Over recent years, a significant shift has occurred in the ways that local government politicians and officials in New Zealand engage with businesses. There was once a time when business activity within any given jurisdiction was taken for granted by citizens and their councils alike. ...

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  • Policy Entrepreneurs, Think Tanks, and Trusts

    Mintrom, Michael (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Since the late 1980s, a class of actors who are neither elected politicians nor government policy advisors have come to play an increasing role in promoting and shaping policy debate in New Zealand. These non-partisan, non-governmental actors have established organisations with the purpose of promoting particular ideas for policy change. ...

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  • The IUPS Physiome Project: progress and plans

    Hunter, PJ; Burrowes, KS; Fernandez, JW; Nielsen, PMF; Smith, NP; Tawhai, M (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The IUPS Physiome Project aims to facilitate the understanding of physiological function in healthy and diseased mammalian tissues by developing a multi-scale modeling framework that can link biological structure and function across all spatial scales. To achieve this requires an open-source internationally collaborative effort to design XML standards for encapsulating models, web-accessible model databases, and computational tools for authoring and visualizing models and running model simulations. A brief overview of the project is given in this chapter, with a discussion of the current progress and future plans for three particular organ systems: the heart, lungs, and musculo-skeletal system.

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