Recent Submissions

  • Young people and leadership : questions of access in secondary schools 

    Emerson, Sue; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Bryham, Gaye; Sieuw, Mieke (Unitec ePress, 2016-09-14)
    There is seemingly an abundance of leadership opportunities available to youth within school environments, including sport captaincy, sport coaching, prefect roles, and assigned arts or cultural leadership. For many ...
  • Making Asian learners talk : encouraging willingness to communicate 

    Vongsila, Vatsana; Reinders, Hayo (AGE Publications for Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), Regional Language Centre (RELC), 2016)
    Developing English for communicative purposes is a key objective of language classes in many parts of the world. As a logical prerequisite to communication practice, learners need to have Willingness to Communicate (WTC) ...
  • 20 years of autonomy and technology : how far have we come and where to next? 

    Reinders, Hayo; White, Cynthia (University of Hawaii, 2016-06-01)
    Learner autonomy has become an assumed goal of language education in many parts of the world. In the 20 years since the launch of Language Learning & Technology, the relationship among computer-assisted language learning ...
  • Faculty beliefs about the purposes for teaching undergraduate physical chemistry courses 

    Mack, Michael; Towns, Marcy H. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016)
    We report the results of a phenomenographic analysis of faculty beliefs about the purposes for teaching upper-division physical chemistry courses in the undergraduate curriculum. A purposeful sampling strategy was used ...
  • A whakapapa of technical, trade and vocational education in Aotearoa, New Zealand : origins of a hybrid VET system 

    Maurice-Takerei, Lisa (Unitec ePress, 2016-08-18)
    This monograph provides a short history that discusses some of the changes, transformations and tensions from which TVET and in particular trade-related education in New Zealand has arisen. The monograph is part of a broader ...
  • Exploring mobile affordances in the digital classroom 

    Parsons, David; Thomas, Herbert; Wishart, Jocelyn (2016-04)
    What's the mobile affordance? *Affordances are potential actions and interactions that the environment offers *What does this mean in the age of the ubiquitous tablet and smartphone, the GoPro, the drone? *What are the ...
  • Best practice ideas for learner advising in New Zealand 

    Hobbs, Moira; Dofs, Kerstin (Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) Kanda University of International Studies (Chiba, Japan), 2016-06)
    In this article, the authors will present a short discussion about the role of self-access and advising in language education, after which they will describe workshops they conducted, and disseminate ideas for best practice ...
  • Autonomous language learning in self-access spaces : Moodle in action 

    Dofs, Kerstin; Hobbs, Moira (Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) Kanda University of International Studies (Chiba, Japan), 2016-03)
    Over the past few decades language educators have experienced an enormous growth in the use of digital technology, both for themselves and for their students. Along with the internationalisation and stronger business focus ...
  • The nature, leadership and development of senior leadership teams in New Zealand primary schools 

    Tetzlaff, Keith (2016)
    Senior Leadership Teams are the most common permanent team found in New Zealand primary schools and the complex and changing role of the principal is identified as a reason for their emergence and establishment as a necessity ...
  • Exploring the concept of marae-based education : a Unitec and Te Uri O Hau partnership 

    Dodson, Giles; Miru, Mikaera; Molyneux, Ngaire; Belcher, Sarah; Holden, Tim (2015-11)
    TUOH Education Strategic Plan 2015 Ensuring the health of Kaipara Moana, strengthening the Kaipara community and uplifting the mana of Te Uri O Hau through marae-based education. Forming strong partnerships with ...
  • Leadership development of curriculum leaders in a Lao higher education Institution 

    Sipasirth, Oud (2015)
    The regional and national development plan for education has increased its intensity and now requires curriculum leaders to handle many additional tasks distributed from higher management. In pursuing their new roles and ...
  • Reimagining teaching as a social work educator : a critical reflection 

    Akhter, Selina (Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare Education, 2015)
    The purpose of the paper is to explore how the Bachelor of Social Work (bi-culturalism in practice) programme of Te Wãnanga o Aotearoa has influenced the author to rethink her teaching style, attitude towards using ...
  • Reflections on the use of iterative, agile and collaborative approaches for blended flipped learning development 

    Owen, Hazel; Dunham, Nicola (MDPI - Open Access Publishing, 2015-04-10)
    E-learning experiences are widely becoming common practice in many schools, tertiary institutions and other organisations. However despite this increased use of technology to enhance learning and the associated investment ...
  • Affect and willingness to communicate in digital game-based learning 

    Reinders, Hayo; Wattana, Sorada (Cambridge Journals Online (Cambridge University Press), 2014-05-20)
    The possible benefits of digital games for language learning and teaching have received increasing interest in recent years. Games are said, amongst others, to be motivating, to lower affective barriers in learning, and ...
  • Who is here for me? : alternate child care in Singapore 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (OMICS Group (Hyderabad, India), 2015-06-22)
    To describe the current status of substitute care services for young children in Singapore, this article highlights the country’s overall structure of the existing alternate care service system, cultural and societal ...
  • What does spirituality have to do with public schools? 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (OMICS International (Heathrow, U.K.), 2015-05-25)
    Recent movements in the field of education acknowledge understanding spirituality as a critical component of human development (whether in the stage of children or adults) and wellbeing and a way to human connectedness, ...
  • Tweet me, like me, follow me : the influence of social media and technology on children 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (http://www.imedpub.com/, 2015-11-18)
    Today, if we ask parents what their children are doing right now, they might not know. Not that they have no idea about what activities their children are engaged in though. They might be aware that their children are ...
  • More Than A War : remembering 1914-1918 

    Donaghey, Sara; Berman, Sue; Seja, Nina (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-31)
    More Than a War: Remembering 1914-1918 presents a creative juxtaposition of digital platforms—a combination of audio, video, archival images, soundscapes, and social media, among others—to tell the stories from 1914–1918 ...
  • Bring your own device classroom : issues of digital divides in teaching and learning contexts 

    Adhikari, Janak; Mathrani, Anuradha; Parsons, David (Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), 2015-12)
    Technology mediated learning provides potentially valuable resources for learners’ academic and social development. However, according to recent researches, as the adoption stages of ICTs advance there arises further levels ...
  • Teaching computer programming with a coaching mindset 

    Rahman, Naseem; Nandigam, David; Tirumala, Sreenivas Sremath (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-01)
    Teaching computer programming with the coaching mindset assumes an inherent knowledge on part of the learner. Conversely learning is efficient when novices learn from people who already mastered the craft. In this paper ...

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