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  • Haines, Karen (WorldCALL 2013 Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2015)
    This presentation reports on an investigation into situated teacher learning and their developing understandings of the affordances of new computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools. In-service teachers need to identify ...
  • Hays, Jay (Unitec Pacific Re-search Symposium, 2014)
    This research brief overviews a proposed project investigating development of reasoning, judgement, and reflective action (RJRA) in young professionals. The project entails design and validation of an instructional unit ...
  • Keelan, Josie (25th ISANA International Education Conference, 2014)
    In keeping with the tradition of my people I acknowledge the indigenous people of Australia, and their ancestors all of whom have maintained the spirit of the land through the generations and will continue to do so going ...
  • Oldfield, James; Dassanayake, Wajira; Kearns, Nick (Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. ascilite2014, 2014)
    Wireless mobile devices (WMD) introduced in the first year of a tertiary business education programme at a tertiary institute in Auckland gave students the opportunity to experience mobile authentic learning as part of an ...
  • Robertson, Angus; Monteiro, Sylila (New Zealand Vocational Education and Training (NZ VET) Research Forum, 2014)
    This presentation considers APL with special reference to the National Certificate in Carpentry. Builders now need to be Licensed Building Practitioners to carry out a large range of building work whereas in the past this ...
  • Donaghey, Sara; Berman, Sue; Seja, Nina (Information in Technology Education : Local Culture and Oral History, 2014)
    The centenary of World War One (WW1) is being marked by a range of nation-wide and international commemorative events. Our project brings to life personal narratives of the years 1914-1918 and sets them alongside contemporary, ...
  • Kestle, Linda; Birchmore, Roger (Unitec Research Symposium 2013, 2013)
    Examine/explore certain SDC concepts and apply them in a real world context: Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction; Passive Solar Design(designing for the actual site, natural lighting ventilation and ...
  • Wrightson, Helen; Plows, J. (The 6th Symposium for Early Childhood Associate Teachers, 2013)
    Visual arts praxis dilemmas can invoke uncertainty, calling for courage to engage in learning conversations that promote innovative ideas. These may challenge teachers but by engaging in dialogue can invite reflection and ...
  • Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Second Annual Conference on Management and Social Sciences (ACMSS), 2013)
    Modem world eLearning environment is transforming educational settings, yet learning remains the overarching element. eLearning is more than a mode of delivery or functionality of technology . It is rather a conscious ...
  • Oldfield, James; Herrington, Jan (Electric Dreams ascilite Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2013)
    In the three short years since the release of the iPad, it has become the object of substantial investment in a number of areas of education. This investment is driving the need for significant research into mobile device ...
  • Li, Xiaosong (43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013, 2013)
    Inquiry based and constructivist activities can motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives and develop high level reasoning skills. This paper describes a case study of six ...
  • Youngs, Howard (ILA 2013 Oceania Conference – Building the R & D of Leadership. University of Auckland Business School, Auckland., 2013)
    Distributed leadership is a free-floating concept that is often oversimplified as a mode of leadership and development suitable for twenty-first century organisations, particularly in education. This paper provides an ...
  • Gong, Hong-Yu (International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. (11th), 2013)
    Since its introduction in the mid- 1960s , the teaching of the Chinese language in New Zealand has staked a claim at the table of arts and humanities by emphasizing , first , the importance and antiquity of Chinese ...
  • Duncan, Dawn (Electric Dreams ascilite Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2013)
    This paper outlines a model for the incorporation of storytelling techniques into the design of online courses. There is considerable research in to the power of digital storytelling to transform, engage and educate, yet ...
  • Zhong, Qunyan Maggie (5th Independent Learning Association Conference 2012, 2013)
    Learner autonomy has received increasing attention in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Many educators believe that the ultimate goal of teaching is to help students become life-long, independent learners. ...
  • Wilson, Hugh (Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2013)
    BACKGROUND Flipped learning is an approach to teaching that essentially reverses the traditional teaching approach where the tutor delivers the content in class and then the students do exercises at home to provide a ...
  • Leaver, Jonathan; Fernando, D. Achela (Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2013)
    BACKGROUND In 2010 and 2011 staff at Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec) became increasingly concerned at the declining success rate of students in undergraduate Diploma level engineering courses. Unitec is the largest ...
  • Keesing-Styles, Linda; Ayres, Robert; Nash, Simon (The place of learning and Teaching. 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference., 2013)
    This presentation reports on research into a whole of institution curriculum renewal project in a New Zealand tertiary institution. The project - influenced by the work of writers including Barnett (2000), Doll (2002) and ...
  • Mitrovic, Branko (The Importance of Learning: Liberal Education and Scholarship Perspective Conference, 2013)
    All architecture schools teach architectural history. Courses in architectural history are the required parts of curricula that an architecture programme must have in order to be accredited by the Commonwealth Association ...
  • Murphy, Chris; Smith, Brendan (2013 Untec Research Symposium, 2013)
    This research presentation will examine the effectiveness of two educational initiatives carried out in Semester 1 2013 within the Unitec Department of Architecture. 1. Embedding the librarian in the Design Communication ...