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Contextualising the learning affordances of technology: An in-depth look at the developing practice of two modern language teachers

Affordance is an integral part of the practical knowledge teachers acquires while using new technologies in their teaching. This article describes the situated learning of two experienced modern language teachers using new technologies as they learned to perceive and implement… Continue Reading →

Non-regulated Home Support Worker role in medication support and administration: A scoping review of the literature prepared for the Home & Community Health Association

The aim of this literature review is to identify and critique literature relating to current policy, guidelines and practice of non-regulated caregivers in relation to medication while they are working with clients in their own homes. The scope of this… Continue Reading →

Preparing vocational students for future workplaces: Towards a course evaluation of the Unitec Bachelor of Applied Engineering

This exploratory study set out to evaluate how well a particular course in automotive engineering is set up to enable students to develop skills necessary to enter the workplace. The research set out to identify trends in student expectations and… Continue Reading →

Thinking while standing: An exploratory study on the effect of standing on cognitive performance

Sedentary behavior is extremely prevalent in Western societies and is significantly associated with an elevated risk of all-cause mortality that cannot be mitigated by physical activity. The introduction of standing desks into the workplace offers a solution to this inactivity,… Continue Reading →

Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, Volume 3, Edition 1, 2017

Announcing the publication of Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development Volume 3, Edition 1, 2017. Whanake is a bi-annual digital journal for practitioners and academics who love community development, and is edited by Gavin Rennie and John Stansfield. This… Continue Reading →

Entry-level tertiary student perceptions of challenges when using a wiki: Trust and peer teaching

Wikis are widely used in blended learning educational settings with varying degrees of success. Scholarly attention increasingly regards student perceptions and experiences of using wikis as part of ongoing development. Students in entry-level education often belong to high-needs target groups… Continue Reading →

Sustainably Yours: Community Development and a Sustainably Just Future – ACDA and IACD Conference Proceedings

The 2017 International Association for Community Development (IACD) and Aotearoa Community Development Association’s (ACDA) joint Community Development Conference was held at Unitec in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland from 15-17 February 2017. The conference brought together community development practitioners from around the… Continue Reading →

Leadership Through Peer Mediation

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 programme of the Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa New Zealand… Continue Reading →

Applied Practice: Theoretical and Pedagogical Foundations

Authors Jay Hays and Lisa Helmling explore the concept of Applied Practice as it encompasses the theories, principles, approaches and programs that govern and inform the development of professional practices and practitioners across disciplines, and, in so doing, build individual, organisational, and… Continue Reading →

A Method of Sound Wave Diffusion in Motor Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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, the output noise (Whakapau) of the… Continue Reading →

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