• Middle leaders matter. White paper 

    Robson, J.; Bassett, Martin (May, 2017-05)
    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 ...
  • RunJumpCode : an educational game for educating programming 

    Hinds, M.; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ragon, P.; Lambert, J.; Dajakaruna, T.; Houghton, T.; Dacey, Simon (International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 2017-04-12)
    Programming promotes critical thinking, problem solving and analytic skills through creating solutions that can solve everyday problems. However, learning programming can be a daunting experience for a lot of students. ...
  • Applied practice : theoretical and pedagogical foundations 

    Hays, Jay; Helmling, Lisa (Unitec ePress, 2017-04-04)
    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 ...
  • 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 (Unitec ePress, 2017-04-04)
    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 ...
  • A method of sound wave diffusion in motor vehicle exhaust systems 

    Singh, Niranjan (Unitec ePress, 2017-04-04)
    It is common practice among young vehicle owners to modify the exhaust system of their vehicle to reduce exhaust backpressure with the perception that the output power increases. In the process of backpressure reduction, ...
  • Engaging children in diabetes education through mobile games 

    Baghaei, Nilufar; Casey, John; Nandigam, D.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein; Maddison, R. (International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 2017-04)
    Traditional methods for diabetic education rely heavily on written materials and there is only a limited amount of resources targeted at educating diabetic children. Mobile games can be effective, evidence-based, and ...
  • Designing a novel educational game for teaching C# programming 

    Hinds, M.; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ragon, P.; Lambert, J.; Dajakaruna, T.; Houghton, T.; Dacey, Simon; Casey, John (Computer Supported Education (CSEDU Secretariat), 2017-04)
    Learning to code can be a daunting experience for a lot of students. RunJumpCode is a novel 2D platformer video game, designed and developed in Unity, to teach players the fundamental concepts of C# programming. The game ...
  • VET teaching. Realising potential 

    Maurice-Takerei, Lisa; Anderson, Helen (2017-04)
    Unleashing the Potential. Transforming Tertiary Education, UNESCO, 2015 * Benefits of TVET - Economic, social equity, sustainability * TVET is seen to be a key part of the solution to a myriad of challenges including ...
  • Transnational Samoan chiefs: views of the Faamatai (Chiefly System) 

    Anae, M.; Tominiko, Falaniko; Fetui, V.; Lima, I. (Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa, 2017-03-22)
    Sāmoans make up the largest Pacific population in New Zealand, the United States and Australia. Family networks remain strong between diasporic Sāmoans and their homeland, and through these networks social, political and ...
  • 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 (Unitec ePress, 2017-03-03)
    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. ...
  • Walter Klasz : Inbetween 

    Klasz, Walter; Mitterer, Wittfrida; Michl, Thomas; Kern, Christian; McPherson, Peter (Unitec ePress, 2017-03-03)
    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 ...
  • Co-designing primary learning space in Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Haghighi, Mana Talebi (2017-03)
    Research Question: How can co-design assist students at a bicultural primary school in central Auckland transition into a ”Modern” or ”Innovative” learning environment (MLE/ILE)? New Zealand’s Ministry of Education ...
  • Adaptive document image skew estimation 

    Rezaei, S.B.; Shanbehzadeh, J.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (International Association of Engineers (IAENG), 2017-03)
    The skew of the scanned document image is inevitable, and its correction improves the performance of document recognition systems. Skew specifies the text lines deviation from the horizontal or vertical axes. To date, skew ...
  • Human action recognition by conceptual features 

    Shamsipour, G.; Shanbehzadeh, J.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (Newswood and International Association of Engineers, 2017-03)
    Human action recognition is the process of labeling a video according to human behavior. This process requires a large set of labeled video and analyzing all the frames of a video. The consequence is high computation and ...
  • Noise removal and binarization of scanned document images using clustering of features 

    Farahmand, A.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein; Shanbehzadeh, J. (Newswood and International Association of Engineers, 2017-03)
    Old documents are in printed form. Their archiving and retrieval is expensive according in terms of space requirement and physical search. One solution is to convert these documents into electronic form using scanners. The ...
  • Evaluating the impact of the catalyst model on urban community development : a case study of the LIN Center for Community Development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

    Doan-Bau, Chau; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Dodson, Giles (2017-02)
    Integrated model of measuring the process of applying the participatory communication approach and its outcomes (Figueroa, Kincaid, Rani, & Lewis, 2002). 1. Leadership 2. Degree and equity of participation 3. Information ...
  • What role does the church have in promoting the SDGs? 

    McNabb, David (2017-02)
    What role does the church have in promoting the SDGs? This presentation will use the case study of The Community of St Luke, a local church attended by the presenters and explore the way it promotes SD Goal 16: Promote ...
  • Tales of character from the land where neo-liberalism wasn’t 

    Kenkel, David (2017-02)
    By the way - the story that each and every individual is the master of their own destiny, and can control their own future irrespective of context is one of the most central and vicious of the lies neoliberalism encourages ...
  • Capacity building with educational leaders in Vietnam : The Social Work Education Enhancement Project 

    Nguyen, Hoa (2017-02)
    The Social Work Profession was recognized by the government in 2010 The Government issued Decision 32/2010/QD-TTg and National Plan 32 to develop the SW profession in 2010 BSW programs have grown very fast since 2004 and ...
  • Perceptions of community safety in West Auckland and white fragility. 

    Bridgman, Geoffrey (2017-02)
    Unitec and Community Waitakere have recently completed a Lottery’s Foundation funded project looking at the contemporary issues affecting the perceptions of safety in West Auckland communities. A review of eight recent ...