• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Examining the role of Timor-Leste educational civil service middle leaders in the development and implementation of policy 

    Soares, Xisto (2016-01-27)
    The role of the educational civil service middle leader is crucial in the development and implementation of policy. However, in the practice of public policy development in Timor-Leste, many educational middle leaders have ...
  • Creating Social Change: The Ultimate Goal of Education for Sustainability 

    Sharma, Rashika; Monteiro, Sylila (IACSIT Press, 2016-01)
    Education is the vital link that brings about social change and generates synergies to address the interconnectedness between sustainability, society and the environment. Education empowers society to assume responsibility ...
  • The academic identity of students in early childhood field-based initial teacher education 

    Dunham, Nicola (2016)
    Student academic identity is defined as the appropriation of academic values and practices within a sense of self, reflecting the willingness and commitment to the practices of the academic community (White & Lowenthal, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Constructing a professional education : a new architecture degree at Unitec 1994. 

    Francis, Kerry (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2015-12)
    Abstract: In 1994 Unitec Institute of Technology welcomed its first cohort of enthusiastic students into the new Bachelor of Architecture programme within the School of Architecture and Construction. This new programme, a ...
  • Evaluating mobile games for diabetes education 

    Baghaei, Nilufar; Nandigam, David; Casey, John; Direito, Artur; Maddison, Ralph (Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2015-12)
    Mobile games can be effective, evidence-based, and motivating tools for the promotion of children's health. Traditional method for diabetic education relies heavily on written materials and there is only a limited amount ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Implementation of tikanga Māori in animal euthanasia teaching 

    Dale, Arnja; Walker, Jessica; Perrott, John (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-17)
    One of the core functions of being an Animal Welfare Inspector is to mitigate animal suffering, pain and distress; a common method of which is through euthanising animals. Animal cadavers are used to teach euthanasia ...
  • Managing difficult conversations 

    Cardno, Carol (2015-11)
    The motivation for having a difficult conversation is the impact of of an unsolved "people problem" on student learning. If you really want to make a difference to the quality of teaching and learning then you have no ...
  • Team-based learning in a Bachelor of Nursing course 

    Adrian, Colette (2015-11)
    *Why team-based learning? *What is team-based Learning? *Preparative *Readiness assurance tests *Application based scenarios *Peer assessment *Diverse teams *What students say about TBL *Teacher observations *Ch ...