Recent Submissions

  • Leadership through peer mediation : research report 

    Connor, Helene; Buccahan, Leo (Unitec ePress, 2017-07-02)
    This report presents the findings of preliminary research into the perceptions of overall stakeholder satisfaction of eight Auckland secondary schools of the Leadership through Peer Mediation (LtPM) programme, a core ...
  • Challenging positional authority : navigating leadership as collaboration 

    Turton, Lee-Anne; Wrightson, Helen (New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), 2017)
    This article reflects a recent symposium presentation that explored ways positional leadership limits opportunities for members of the community of practice to contribute leading practices. As many early childhood ...
  • Creating inclusive environments and catering for individual needs 

    Moffat, T.; Laureta, B.; Rana, Lata (Massey University, 2016)
    In early childhood education (ECE) settings teachers need to be conscious conscious of the diverse learning needs of children in their care. Meeting individual needs has roots in the rights discourse which aims to promote ...
  • Engaging Pacific In the mainstream 

    Aumua, Linda; Tominiko, Falaniko (Australian & New Zealand Student Services Association, 2016-04)
    This paper is part of a presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA) Conference held in Hobart, Australia, 7th-9th December 2015, entitled ‘Engaging Pacific in the Mainstream’. It ...
  • The role of middle leaders in New Zealand secondary schools : expectations and challenges 

    Bassett, Martin (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER), which is part of the Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato, 2016)
    The role of middle leaders in New Zealand secondary schools is a complex one, fraught with many challenges. Educational reforms that began in the 1980s have increased pressure on top-level educational leaders, resulting ...
  • The social surplus of broadband initiatives in compulsory education 

    Parsons, David (2016)
    In 2010, the New Zealand government embarked upon an ambitious programme of broadband infrastructure investment, a process that will continue until at least 2019. Part of this investment is specifically targeted at ...
  • Music to teach and transform 

    Gong, Hong-Yu (2016)
    Beginnings of Western-style music education in China.
  • 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 ...
  • Designing blended learning to foster students’ digital information literacy : developing an in(ter)vention 

    Schwenger, Bettina (2017-01)
    How to integrate online with face-to-face learning appropriately is an often-discussed question as New Zealand tertiary institutions increasingly offer blended learning. In this context, there is a need to develop students’ ...
  • Bring your own device to secondary school : the perceptions of teachers, students and parents 

    Parsons, David; Adhikari, Janak (Academic Conferences and Publishing International (Reading,UK), 2016)
    This paper reports on the first two years of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in a New Zealand secondary school, using data derived from a series of surveys of teachers, parents and students, who are the main ...
  • Guide me without touching my hand : reflections on the dramaturgical development of the devised-theatre show ‘One by one' 

    Ilgenfritz, Pedro (Unitec ePress, 2016-12-16)
    This essay is a reflection on some aspects of dramaturgy observed during the creation and development of One by One, a silent tragicomedy designed by the Auckland company, LAB Theatre, in 2011 and restaged in 2013. The ...
  • Features of effective leadership development provision for experienced New Zealand principals 

    Youngs, Howard; Cardno, Carol (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM), 2016)
    This article reports knowledge gained from an evaluation of a nationwide leadership development initiative for experienced principals in New Zealand. The Experienced Principals Development Programme (EPDP) was piloted with ...
  • Enhancing students' tertiary blended learning experience through embedding digital information literacy 

    Schwenger, Bettina (2016-01)
    This article argues that integrating practices of digital information literacy can support a learner-centred, developmental blended learning experience. It considers the consequences of blended learning delivery for teachers ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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