27 results for Unclassified, 2017

  • Applied practice : theoretical and pedagogical foundations

    Hays, Jay; Helmling, Lisa (2017-04-04)

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    Unitec

    Applied Practice is an overarching term embracing a wide range of pedagogies that employ one or more forms of work experience for learning, including cooperative education (or co-op), professional practice, internships and apprenticeships, service learning, and many versions of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). As used here, Applied Practice encompasses the theories, principles, approaches and programs that govern and inform the development of professional practices and practitioners across disciplines, and, in so doing, build individual, organisational, and community capacity to sustainably transform. As this monograph reveals, Applied Practice is a defensible means for building capabilities and dispositions demanded by the complex, global world of the twenty-first century. It achieves this by narrowing the theory–practice divide for which higher education has long been criticised. Narrowing of this gap is made possible by more fully integrating theory and practice, attained through pedagogies that mutually exploit the learning and experiences in academic study and practical work experience. Applied Practice and the various affiliated work experience for learning and Work-Integrated Learning programs are under-theorised and remain under-researched. Herein, the authors draw on a wide range of studies and scholarly literature, and attempt to bring together what can be ascertained with respect to applicable theory and pedagogy. The result of this synthesis is a four-pillar model, each of the four pillars representing a substantial theory stream and important foundation of Applied Practice: Adult Learning Theory (ALT), Experiential Learning Theory (ELT), Transformational Learning Theory (TLT), and Workplace Learning Theory (WLT).

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  • New Lynn – Auckland IMM case study : low-density urban morphology and energy performance optimisation. A new pilot project in Auckland using Integrated Modification Methodology (IMM)

    Tadi, Massimo; Bogunovich, Dushko (2017-04-04)

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    Unitec

    Integrated Modification Methodology (IMM) has already been applied in established metropolitan contexts, such as Porto Maravilha in Rio de Janeiro, the neighbourhood of Shahrak-e Golestan in Tehran, and Block 39 in New Belgrade. When Unitec Institute of Technology’s Associate Professor of Urban Design Dushko Bogunovich came up with the idea of a comparative analysis of two sprawling metropolitan contexts – Auckland and Milan – he and Massimo Tadi, Director of the IMMdesignlab in Milan and Associate Professor at the School of Architectural Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, decided to apply IMM to a sample area of low-density suburban Auckland. The project presented in this book was developed in a joint international design workshop organised by Politecnico di Milano, IMMdesignlab and Unitec Institute of Technology. The workshop was held at Politecnico di Milano, Polo Territoriale di Lecco (Italy), from 25–29 May 2015, and the team, comprising 14 international students from different design disciplines, was coordinated by Tadi and Bogunovich, assisted by engineers Hadi Mohammad Zadeh and Frederico Zaniol (IMMdesignlab). The outcomes of the workshop were then further developed by IMMdesignlab to demonstrate how, by adopting IMM, it is possible to retrofit, renovate and reactivate an inefficient and energy consuming neighbourhood into a more integrated and sustainable one.

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  • Walter Klasz : Inbetween

    Klasz, Walter; Mitterer, Wittfrida; Michl, Thomas; Kern, Christian; McPherson, Peter (2017-03-03)

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    Unitec

    In 2016, Austrian architect and designer Walter Klasz visited Auckland as a Researcher in Residence, hosted by Unitec. Walter’s work focuses on the potential of ‘self-forming-structures’ – constructions that emerge from the tensile and compressive forces that can be manipulated by the designer and the builder. While in New Zealand he was inspired by Polynesian construction and design, by forms found in nature and the landscape, and by his contemporaries working and studying at Unitec. The culmination of his residency was an exhibition at Snowwhite gallery in Auckland, for which Klasz created an accompanying book describing his process, including iterative designs, self-reflection and discussion with friends and colleagues; an autoethnographic account of his time in Auckland. Instead of conducting a blind peer review of Klasz’s book, ePress invited four of his peers to submit an open review, presented here as a discursive foreword to the work. This introductory consideration provides a critical framework to support the manuscript while also acknowledging its place as a reflective account of Klasz’s residency. Open review by: Ass. Prof.Dr. Wittfrida Mitterer, Editor, Bio-Architettura magazine, Italy Dr. Thomas Michl, Lecturer in Art Didactics, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany Univ. Prof. Arch. Christian Kern, Institute of Three-Dimensional Design, Technical University of Vienna, Austria Peter McPherson, Head of Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand This work is a scholarly open review of ‘How far can design be reduced to let form emerge on its own? A review on the research of Architect Walter Klasz in Auckland’ – a booklet from the exhibition at Snowwhite Gallery: Inbetween art and research. Inbetween physical experiments and parametric digital control. (Copyright: Walter Klasz, proofreading: Joe Streibl, Austria) With contributions from Paul Woodruffe, MLA. Artist and Landscape Architect, Department of Design & Contemporary Art, Unitec; Renata Jadresin-Milic, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Unitec; Sandra Arnet, Academic Leader, Undergraduate, Interior Design/Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Unitec; Marcus Williams, Associate Professor, Dean of Research and Enterprise, Tūāpapa Rangahau, partnering Research and Enterprise, Unitec; Hazel Redpath, Curriculum Developer and Academic Advisor, Unitec.

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  • Ethnic Migrant Media Forum 2014 : curated proceedings. “Are we reaching all New Zealanders?". Exploring the role, benefits, challenges & potential of ethnic media in New Zealand

    Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Kolesova, Elena; Stephenson, Laura (2017-03-03)

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    Unitec

    These curated proceedings present what was discussed during the Ethnic Migrant Media Forum, a one-day event hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at Unitec Institute of Technology’s Mt Albert campus in 2014. It is also an attempt to provide an analysis of what was discussed by identifying a number of emerging themes. This publication brings together the curated statements by ethnic media practitioners, academics, and industry representatives involved with ethnic media in New Zealand, presenting a host of issues on ethnic media’s role within the country’s bicultural and multicultural context and organised around the three key themes: 1) Defining ethnic, migrant, diasporic media – what does it mean, who is it, what communities does it represent? 2) Roles and aims of ethnic media – why does ethnic media matter, who does it matter for and what role does ethnic media play in NZ? 3) Impact, challenges and potential – how can ethnic media be used more effectively, what are the challenges and potential? An introductory chapter by forum organisers and this publication’s editors, A/Prof. Evangelia Papoutsaki and Dr Elena Kolesova, presents a background context against which these themes are situated, while Dr Peter Thompson from Victoria University contributes a discussion chapter that brings in a different perspective. Selected information presented by Niche Media at the start of the forum is presented in infographics. Featuring panel discussion highlights and statements from participants, including: Dr Ruth De Souza (keynote address) Dr Arezou Zalipour Dr Camille Nakhid Fezeela Raza Dr Francis Collins David Soh Rene Molina Roshila Prasad Terri Byrne Mary Dawson Carol Hayward Lynda Chanwai-Earle Sue Elliott Mary Lose Dr Prue Cruickshank Rebecca Palmer Stephen Stehlin Taiha Molyneux Sandra Noronha Lisa Taouma Martin Pouwels Hao Peng Naoe Hashimoto Setita Miller Stefan Herrick

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  • Bibliography : Social Work Pertaining to Māori in New Zealand : Ngā Mahi Toko I Te Ora O Te Iwi Māori 1990-2017

    Gilmour KL; Holzke J (2017)

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    University of Canterbury Library

    Subject Librarians for the fields of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work are often asked for help with searching for literature related to social work with Māori clients and bicultural social work practice. This bibliography is an attempt to bring together research and literature of interest to social work professionals working with Māori in New Zealand.

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  • MPHS future discussion - a snapshot of MPHS : 2001 and 2013 census and stories and dialogues from MPHS

    Bridgman, Geoffrey (2017-05-10T05:40:15Z)

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    Unitec

    PART 1: Comparison between the 2001 and 2013 Census data ;Population and culture ; Smoking, partners, home ownership ; Religion and qualifications ; Individual income ; Employment and occupation ; Hours of work, travel, volunteering ; Household data size income, rents, vehicle ownership ; The private dwelling ; Conclusion. PART 2: MPHS stories and dialogues Stories: Mae's story : how the Hub opened up a world of possibility Dialogues: The Gangs Neighbours Buses Trains Time The Hub Police, Community Patrols, Wardens

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  • Biosecurity awareness of ferry passengers travelling to islands in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.

    Fraser, Diane; Dabb, H.; Graham, C. (2017-05-10T05:40:23Z)

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    Unitec

    Protection of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, particularly those that are ‘Pest Free’, from the impacts of invasive organisms is vital for the ongoing management of New Zealand native species. It is well known that the rate and extent of spread of invasive species have primarily been due to human-mediated transport, be this intentional or unintentional. Due to the high residential/commercial/visitor attraction of these islands, there is significant opportunity for the transport of invasive species via private or commercial sea and air craft. This project aims to increase and celebrate passenger awareness of biosecurity risk, increase the understanding of the types of materials transported on ferries and identify some of the commercial sources of these products. Passengers travelling on ferries to primarily Great Barrier and Rakino islands were engaged in conversation to gain an indication of the level of biosecurity awareness of passengers. The results will assist Auckland Council in the strategic management of risk pathways to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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  • Report on the Banishing Bullying Together projects in McLaren Park / Henderson South

    Bridgman, Geoffrey (2017-05-10T05:40:26Z)

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    Unitec

    Te Punanga Haumaru funding supports whanau and community driven action that encourages positive social behaviour in children and young people, and reduces the incidence of bullying. The Violence Free Communities Banishing Bullying Together BBT project in the McLaren Park/Henderson South (MPHS) area aims to: • Strengthen community and network awareness of bullying and engagement in proactive prevention approaches across all aspects of the project • Further develop the use, for younger community members, of performance and art processes which encourage positive and rich identity formation, group collaboration and the development of conflict resolution and leadership skills • Coordinate, through local community exploration of their needs and resources, a series of projects, run by community champions, that aim to improve the quality of life of the community • Create opportunities to influence how bullying is understood and responded to in social media Activities will include: • Hosting community events such as Pink Shirt Day, Our Amazing Place (OAP), SPEAK that connect whanau to services and project activities • Continued ROOTZ, Project Respect and Legacy workshops and the Mark-it-Up art project enabling young people to put their experiences and solutions to bullying into performances and art shared with the public. • Inspiring conversations in work places, churches and sports organisations about bullying prevention (Pink Shirt Day, Mark-it-Up) • Providing facilitation training around leadership and conflict resolution. • Utilising local celebrities as connectors and role models (SPEAK) • Positive social media work (Violence Free Communities, BBT and OAP websites and Facebook pages, Neighbourly) • Resources and tools such as the Bystander Guide to Banishing Bullying, OAP resources: The 2014-2015 BBT project builds on the previous year’s work of the same name also funded by Te Punanga Hamaru. The emphasis in this year’s programme shifted away from awareness building to building both individual and community capacity to prevent bullying. This was driven, in part, by our experience of building awareness and by an analysis of the drivers of bullying. For example, one of the most successful awareness projects last year was the stall that we ran as part of the OAP event. The stall was at the end of an alleyway that had pinned up a number quotes on A2 laminated posters from some residents about their fear of alleyways and, generally, of walking around their community and from other residents who weren’t fearful and wanted to engage with their community. Everyone who came along the alleyway wanted to discuss what they’d read and consider how they felt about the safety of their community and what coned be done to improve it. These were richer conversations with residents about a very important aspect of bullying (being safe in the street) that we were able to have than with events like Dinner with Difference (a community discussion event) or the community feedback sessions from the in-depth interviews we did last year. What it told us is that communication with residents has to be on their turf and in a way that means they can directly engage with the issues and, hopefully, take action.

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  • Healthy Deaf Mind Seminar Series. Feedback summary and analysis. Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals, Auckland.

    Bridgman, Geoffrey; Sainsbury, C. (2017-05-10T05:40:26Z)

    Unclassified
    Unitec

    The Healthy Deaf Minds Aotearoa conference took place in Auckland (20th), Wellington (24th) and Christchurch (30th) in November 2015. 196 people attended across the 3 venues including a small group of CDMHP members who ran the events, and helped to facilitate 2 panel sessions. THIS REPORT This report provides a brief overview of conference, and presents a summary of attendees feedback, gathered via feedback forms, which were distributed and completed on the day, and 2 facilitated panel sessions. The feedback form was designed by conference hosts CDMHP to elicit delegates perspectives on the value of the day, areas where they would like further information, and priorities for Deaf mental health service development. A questionnaire from Dr Brendan Monteiro’s (the guest speaker) work place, St Georges Healthcare, in the UK was also distributed to gauge attendees views on the relevance, quality, and delivery of his presentations. The rating scales used to measure attendees understanding of each topic before and after each presentation have been included in this report. WHAT WAS HEALTHY DEAF MINDS AOTEAROA ABOUT? The principle aim of conference was to provide the opportunity for attendees to come together and learn about the needs of Deaf people with mental health needs, and more specifically, in the criminal justice system. Exploration of Deaf development, mental illness and recovery in the Deaf world context provided a shared learning platform through which Deaf people, practitioners and service commissioners could develop their respective knowledge. The importance of culture and communication in attaining positive treatment outcomes was a central theme throughout the day.

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  • Middle leaders matter. White paper

    Robson, J.; Bassett, Martin (2017-05-16T14:30:02Z)

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    Unitec

    Middle leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand schools hold a pivotal role in leading the teaching and learning activities that determine the success of educational outcomes (Ministry of Education, 2012). Most middle leaders find their role rewarding, however, they experience the tension of being both teacher and leader. Although middle leaders have influential positions within schools, they are often not provided with specific middle leadership development, nor effective appraisal to undertake this complex role. Recent literature supports the need for middle leadership development and meaningful appraisal. In the absence of a government initiative, the onus falls on school leaders to develop and appraise their middle leaders, yet middle leaders believe it is not happening adequately (Bassett, 2016, Cardno & Robson, 2016). This white paper presents a case for an online course specifically designed for middle leaders. The online course offers a solution to the problem, and aims to explore the fundamental elements of middle leadership, from understanding the role itself, and leading teams, through to leading from the middle, and connecting communities of leaders across schools.

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  • Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand by Greg Newbold, Routledge, 2016 [Book review]

    Kramer, Ronald (2017)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    Review of Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand by Greg Newbold, Routledge, 2016

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  • In Memoriam Rewi Michael Robert Thompson (19 January 1954–2016)

    Jenner, Gordon; Clifford, P (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Eruption of matter, dark energy and the Universe from a pre-universe

    Galiev, SU; Galiyev, TS (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The origin of the Universe is being studied as an jump of an initial scalar field from a pre-universe. The scalar field is described by a cubic nonlinear multidimensional Klein-Gordon equation. The approximate solutions are presented. They describe scalar fields, scalar potentials and a weakly oscillating pre-Universe. At any moment the pre-Universe gives a birth to the billions of ???seeds??? of rapidly evolving Universes. One of them accidentally formed our Universe during some quantum action. The strongly-nonlinear model of the eruption of the Universe from the pre-universe is developed in which all elements fit together in a tight and natural way. The origin of the particles, matter and dark energy is directly related to the strongly-nonlinear properties of the quantum scalar fields and the resonant interaction and oscillations of them. The initial energy of the field is converted into particles during the eruption. They could work like a scaffold creating the four-dimensional spacetime. Some highly energetic particles could be very stable. Perhaps, these particles had been stable for billions of years before they begun to decay. This process can determine the law of expansion the modern Universe. On the other hand, these particles may correspond to the dark matter. However, the bulk of the initial energy remained unused. Perhaps, this energy was locked into the formed four-dimensional spacetime. This energy may correspond to the dark energy. The Universe is considered as a wave system. A scenario is developed, when the Universe begins in a state that differs greatly from that of the theories of the Big Bang and the inflation. The Universe was born having a finite volume. We believe that the coherent model for the emergence and initial evolution of the Universe is presented.

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  • ???Elastica???-like waves and particles: from Bernoulli, Euler, Laplace and Faraday to the eruption of the Universe

    Galiev, SU; Galiyev, TS (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    An information about ???elastika???-forms is presented. These forms have been mathematically described by Euler in the middle of the 18th century. Some of these forms correspond to the strongly-nonlinear waves propagating in different media. Examples of wave equations describing elastica-like waves are presented. Special attention is given to the nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation. The exact and approximate solutions to this equation are constructed. These solutions describe some elastica-like travelling waves. They can also describe a formation of strongly-localized wave objects in some resonators. It is stressed that these objects (particles, bubbles) can occur during the origin of the Universe and affect its subsequent evolution.

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  • Dataset for: Southern Hemisphere bog persists as a strong carbon sink during droughts

    Goodrich, Jordan Paul; Campbell, David I.; Schipper, Louis A. (2017)

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    University of Waikato

    Main article is available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10289/11373

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  • Energy, Governance and Sustainability [Book review]

    Grinlinton, David (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Energy policy and governance is one of the key tools in addressing climate change and environmentally sustainable development. The current period of low prices for fossil fuels, and an increasingly competitive energy market, pose a number of challenges and risks for greater uptake of renewable energy. Additionally, the outcome of the recent US election brings a new administration that has stated an intention to retreat from policies implemented under the Obama administration to address climate change and promote renewable energy. Energy, Governance and Sustainability there- fore provides an interesting and timely collection of perspectives and recommendations for improving energy efficiency and encouraging the greater uptake of renewable energy. The chapters in the book are drawn from papers delivered at the twelfth Annual Colloquium of the International Union for Conservation of Nature???s (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2014. The book is part of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series published by Edward Elgar.

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  • Classic Book Review: Re-reading Deleuze and Guattari???s A Thousand Plateaus

    Pringle, R; Landi, Dillon (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • From the president

    Mackay, Elizabeth (2017-04)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Conflict and Change in Australia's Peri-Urban Landscapes [Book Review]

    Haarhoff, Errol (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Review of "Conflict and Change in Australia???s Peri-Urban Landscapes, edited by Melissa Kennedy, Andrew Butt, and Marco Amati, London, Routledge, 2016, 287 pp., (hardback), ISBN: 9781472466853"

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  • Book Review: Zombies: A Cultural History

    May, Lawrence (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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