261 results for Book item, 2011

  • Occupational science: the study of occupation

    Wright-St Clair, VA; Hocking, C (2011-10-16)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    This chapter explores how occupational science is informing occupational therapy practice. Firstly the discussion looks at occupational science as a basic science underpinning occupational therapy knowledge, before recent developments in occupational science are show-cased as a way of illustrating its growth as an applied science. Along the way, real world international examples are offered. Each highlights how the ‘science’ of occupational science is guiding evidence-based occupational therapy practice. Each example, in its own way, illustrates occupational science ‘in play’ within the everyday practice worlds of occupational therapists.

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  • Data provenance and management in Radio Astronomy: a stream computing approach

    Mahmoud, M; Ensor, A; Biem, A; Elmegreen, B; and Gulyaev, S (2011-12-16)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    New approaches for data provenance and data management (DPDM) are required for mega science projects like the Square Kilometer Array, characterized by extremely large data volume and intense data rates, therefore demanding innovative and highly efficient computational paradigms. In this context, we explore a stream-computing approach with the emphasis on the use of accelerators. In particular, we make use of a new generation of high performance stream-based parallelization middleware known as InfoSphere Streams. Its viability for managing and ensuring interoperability and integrity of signal processing data pipelines is demonstrated in radio astronomy. IBM InfoSphere Streams embraces the stream-computing paradigm. It is a shift from conventional data mining techniques (involving analysis of existing data from databases) towards real-time analytic processing. We discuss using InfoSphere Streams for effective DPDM in radio astronomy and propose a way in which InfoSphere Streams can be utilized for large antennae arrays. We present a case-study: the InfoSphere Streams implementation of an autocorrelating spectrometer, and using this example we discuss the advantages of the stream-computing approach and the utilization of hardware accelerators.

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  • Practice and Performance as Research in the Arts

    (2011)

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    University of Otago

    Peer Reviewed

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  • Yume no naka e -Akinari sakuhin to Resshi-(夢の中へ ー秋成作品と『列子』ー [Into the dream: Akinari's works and the Liezi])

    Marceau, Lawrence (2011-12)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Late in life the writer and scholar Ueda Akinari (1734-1809) suffered the loss of two individuals near to him, as well as his eyesight. He recounts his suffering in a distinctive manner, by creating an exchange of letters between himself and his deceased wife, Koren, generated in the context of a dream encounter with his recently departed caregiver. This essay examines Akinari's "Yomotsu fumi (よもつ文、Letter from the Nether Realm)", and analyses the content of the work, in particular the use of the Daoist classic Liezu (c. 4th century CE). The essay argues against a reading of Akinari's text as a passive record of a dream, even a highly vivid one, and rather proposes an interpretation of the text as a carefully crafted literary construct, complete with references to Chinese philosophical texts in addition to references from the Japanese classics. Through this analysis we arrive at a new interpretation of the writer Akinari in his later years as an engaged, committed writer, and not the emotionally depleted broken individual as often depicted.

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  • Storm over the Starship: A geosemiotic analysis of brand co-ownership

    Conroy, DM; Brookes, R (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Maori Education and Achievement

    McKinley, E.; Hoskins, Te Kawehau (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Introduction: Ownership and Appropriation

    Busse, Mark; Strang, VJ (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Progression in the knowledge and philosophy of technology

    Compton, Vicki; Compton, AD (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • New Zealand prospective teacher conceptions of assessment and academic performance: Neither student nor practicing teacher

    Brown, Gavin (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Conceptions of assessment are critical components of prospective teacher learning about assessment. Students (n=324) enrolled in a 2nd-year course on classroom assessment responded to the Teachers’ Conceptions of Assessment Abridged (TCoA-IIIA) inventory. Confirmatory factor analysis found that the model for practicing teachers was not well-fitting and an alternative five factor model was found (i.e., assessment improves student learning and teaching; assessment is ignored and is inaccurate, assessment is bad, assessment measures school quality validly, and assessment grades students). Students more than moderately agreed that assessment improves student learning and teaching and that assessment grades students. A structural equation model found that only one conception of assessment negatively predicted course total grade (β=-.23) and/or test score (β=-.29). The study showed that prospective teachers have quite different patterns and effects in their conceptions of assessment than practicing teachers and high school students.

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  • Incarceration

    Webb, Robert (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Levers

    Kwan, Alistair (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Levers in animal locomotion, machinery, art and mathematics. Optical levers, so-called "leverage" in business and politics.

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  • Middle Ages

    Kwan, Alistair (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Mathematics in the European middle ages, in particular its character in the Carolingian Renascence and the Scholastic period, and especially the ethnomathematics of medieval architecture. Higher mathematics in the adjacent caliphates — both al-Andalus and Baghdad.

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  • Reproductive and Gynaecological Health

    Dunn, S; Wise, Michelle; Johnson, L; Anderson, G; Ferris, LE; Yeritsyan, N; Croxford, R; Fu, L; Degani, N; Bierman, AS (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter focuses on the health of women as it specifically relates to their reproductive systems. Unlike other POWER Study chapters that examine the complex interplay between sex and health in the context of conditions that affect both men and women, this chapter focuses primarily on how the characteristics of women -- how old they are, how well educated, how wealthy, where they live -- affects health and health care issues that are unique to women. The issues covered in this chapter span the life course from teenage pregnancy to hysterectomy in older women.

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  • Black Fella Land: White Fella Tax - Changing the CGT Implications of Aboriginal/Native

    Cassidy, Julie (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Tax Avoidance, the Rule of Law and the New Zealand Supreme Court

    Littlewood, Antony (2011-04)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Minding the body in physical education

    Ovens, Alan; Powell, Darren (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Sustainability and the Psychologically Literate Citizen

    Harré, N; Milfont, TL; Helton, W; Mead, Andrea (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The current ecological crisis is of enormous relevance to psychology teaching, as it is essentially a problem of human behaviour. Despite this, psychology has been slow to contribute. As a result, our environmental problems deepen, while our knowledge, skills and values as teachers of psychology remain largely untapped. This chapter urges psychology educators to consider how they can nurture the psychologically literate citizen through a focus on ecological sustainability. We present four case studies from New Zealand psychology departments. Two are laboratory exercises, one based on a social dilemma, the Tragedy of the Commons, and the other on perceptions of animal cognition. The third is a fourth year class that is open to students from different disciplines. The final case study is an action research and teaching project designed to create a sustainable school. Participating in these experiences highlights for students the ecological issues faced by people everywhere, how to cooperate in the sustainable and equitable use of resources, how cognitions and moral reasoning are affected by culture and how to use one’s psychological literacy to effect social change.

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  • Roles of cardiac stretch-activated channels beyond mechano-electric coupling: stretch-enhanced force generation and muscular dystrophy

    Allen, DG; Ward, Marie-Louise (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Developed force in cardiac muscle increases in two phases following stretch; a rapid component due to increased overlap of thick and thin filaments coupled to an increase in calcium sensitivity; a slow phase caused by increased calcium-activated force. We have proposed that increased calcium entry through a calcium-permeable stretch-activated channel is responsible for the slow phase. In this chapter we discuss candidate genes that may encode this stretch-activated channel focusing on TRPC1, TRPC6 and TRPV2. While stretch-activated channels were first recognised by their increased activity when stretched in a patch-pipette, this does not appear to be the dominant physiological pathway of activation. Instead complex pathways including integrins, angiotensin, NADPH oxidase and ROS appear to be involved. Stretch-activated channels may also have roles in disease. For instance stretch-activated channels are over-active in skeletal muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and appear to have role in the calcium entry which is a central pathological pathway of this disease. Cardiac muscle is also affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and stretch-activated channels may have a role in the dilated cardiomyopathy which develops.

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  • Māori literacy and the making of a nation

    Henare, Manuka (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The dominant view of historians and ethnographers about He Whakaputanga is largely dismissive, arguing that it was a Northern programme only. Little regard has been given to close kinship and political relationships between many ariki and rangatira, throughout the North Island. Nor is there an appreciation of the relative hapū and later iwi population, political and military strengths. For instance, Te Tai Tokerau, Waikato, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Kahungunu were known as very powerful hapū and later iwi regions. Closer scrutiny points to other hapū later adopting and associating themselves with the vision of He Whakaputanga. Te Wherowhero had made a peace pact, a tatau pounamu, with Ngāpuhi and other associated hapū like Te Rarawa in 1822 or 1823. After Ngāpuhi returned some captive women to the Waikato area, Te Wherowhero arranged the marriage of a close teina (younger sibling), Kati, to Matire Toha the daughter of Rewa. Rewa, also known as Maanu, a Ngāpuhi, was a confidante of Hongi Hika and a signatory to the 1831 letter, attended the flag selection ritual and signed He Wakaputanga o Nu Tireni 1835. Within a few years, he was in Kororareka and a close associate of Bishop Pompallier, the Catholic mission and its printery. Literacy in the form of writing is evidence of social innovation in Māori society of the early nineteenth century and was a powerful tool for social, cultural, economic and political change. From the earliest developments of Māori language in written form and the adoption of English as a second language the evidence points to Northern Māori as agents of cultural and symbolic innovation that swept through nineteenth century Māori society, which was in time to lead to an explosion of new knowledge and at the same time the enhancing of traditional knowledge.

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  • Opportunities and impediments: Drama in vocational education

    Heyward, Paul (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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