22,419 results for Journal article

  • Monitoring employees' health.

    Walsh, M. (2006)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    It's important that an employer monitors the health and wellbeing of his employees and takes all practical steps to make sure their health and wellbeing isn't compromised by their exposure to hazards.

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  • Political and security issues.

    Sos, F. (2003)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Workplace assessment: Prescriptions for practice and counter-narratives.

    Hoy-Mack, P. (2004)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Workplace assessment: Prescriptions for practice and counter-narratives.

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  • In through the out door: Drivers of training supported by New Zealand organisations.

    Blumenfeld, S.; Malik, A. (2007)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Factors affecting employer support for internal, external and industry training are assessed using data from the Business New Zealand Skills and Training Survey 2003. Explanatory factors considered in this analysis are the size, location and age of the organisation, the industry in which the organisation operates, the gender composition of the organisation's workforce, the extent of workforce casualisation, average employee skill level and qualifications earned, and the concentration of those skills and qualification within the organisation. Measures of these factors are specified in logistic regression models in which the likelihood the organisation invests in on-site (internal), off-site (external) and/or industry training is included as the dependent variable. Results from this analysis suggest that the industry in which a firm operates and use of casual and part-time staff are the most significant drivers of New Zealand employers' willingness to invest in on-sight and industry training. Geographic location manifests a positive influence on firm investments in training provided off-site.

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  • Workplace accidents leave multiple victims.

    Walsh, M. (2006)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Debating literacy in the centre community.

    Hamer, J.; Adams, P. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Discovering ICT : how technology can assist assessment and documentation.

    Fagan, T. J. (2006)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses using ICT to improve documentation and assessment methods of children in playcentres. ICT is more than a game-based resource and encompasses digital cameras, scanners, video cameras and photocopiers - all of which can be used to document learning for children.

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  • Celebrating tenderness: The heart of socio-cultural theory.

    Brennan, M. (2008)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Exploring transition through collective biographical memory work: Considerations for parents and teachers in early childhood education

    Rosewarne, S.; White, E.; Wright, L. (2010)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper describes our exploration of the concept of transition using the methodology of collective biographical memory work (CBMW). Through analysis of a collective group of memories across the life span, we reconceptualise transition as a discursively constructed concept that is experienced as deeply confronting. Using this methodological platform, we argue for a broader view of transition that embraces a multilayered, multifaceted and complex construction which is located in the embodied and subjectified experience of the learner and those around them. As such, transition is re-viewed as a process of uncertainty/certainty, powerlessness/powerfulness and loss/gain characterised by shifting identities rather than as a type of societal initiation ritual or rite of passage. By considering this view in the context of early childhood education discourse, we suggest that emotional/embodied aspects of transition from the perspective of the child warrant further attention. The extent to which transition plays a role in learning lies, therefore, in its constructed worth to the learner rather than to those who dictate the learning agenda.

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  • Unseen dangers of diesel fuel vapours.

    Walsh, M. (2006)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    As diesel driven generators, welders and air compressors are common equipment on construction sites the need for hazard identification, appropriate training and knowledge of emergencey procedures is essential.

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  • From a hurricane.

    Walsh, M. (2005)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Danger zone: Guard that edge!

    Walsh, M. (2005)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Look out for hidden fire dangers.

    Walsh, M. (2004)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Information technology for small construction businesses

    Muxlow, A. (2004, June-July)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Information technology for small construction businesses

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  • Grinding and cutting accidents.

    Walsh, M. (2007)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Exploring literacy with infants from a sociocultural perspective.

    Hamer, J. (2005)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The way in which we view literacy impacts on how we view the process of literacy learning as well as how we view infants as literacy learners. If literacy is viewed narrowly as a set of reading and writing skills then the process of literacy learning becomes limited to the acquisition and refining of these skills. From this perspective our view of infants as literacy learners is strictly limited to what the infant is or is not capable of doing. However, when viewed from a sociocultural perspective, literacy becomes a contextually based, broad concept that is grounded in social practice. Literacy learning then becomes much more than acquiring skills but includes developing knowledge, attitudes and understandings about the forms, functions and purposes of literacy. From this perspective, infants can now be seen as active and capable literacy learners as they experience and engage with a wide range of literacy practices in their everyday contexts. This sociocultural approach to literacy also has some important implications for the way literacy for infants is viewed within the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Wh!riki (Ministry of Education, 1996),and how educators can support and facilitate literacy learning with infants within the early childhood education context.

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  • Toolbox/tailgate safety meetings.

    Walsh, M. (2007)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Discusses how to go about holding effective on-site safety meetings.

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  • Making the right choice.

    Walsh, M. (2007)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • You have only one life.

    Walsh, M. (2005)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Utilisation of an eddy current inspection in analyzing the graphite compactness degree of modified cast irons.

    Filipiuc, C.; Tuleasca, I.; Cretu, A. (2005)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Utilisation of an eddy current inspection in analyzing the graphite compactness degree of modified cast irons

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