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    Learning science and technology through cooperative education.

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    Cooperative education, a form of experiential or work‚Äźintegrated learning is common in tertiary educational institutions worldwide. However, in New Zealand few institutions provide work‚Äźintegrated learning programs in science or technology, and the management and process of work‚Äźintegrated learning programs is not that well understood. How well do such programs work? What infrastructure is needed to ensure learning actually occurs? Are graduates of work‚Äźintegrated learning programs able to satisfy employer needs? This chapter synthesizes decades of work around such issues, and details research initiatives that provide valuable insights into how students learn science on in the workplace, how their skill development matches that desired by employers, and best practice for management of work‚Äźintegrated learning in science and engineering (Asia‚ÄźPacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2007, 8(2), 131‚Äź147)

    Knowing where you are walking: the benefits and hazards of using theoretical roadmaps and research to guide community consultation practice

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    This paper progresses the 2006 Trans-Tasman Conference theme by considering 'do you know where you are walking?' and more importantly 'do you know how to get there?'. The community psychologist’s aspirations for the 'common good' anticipate outcomes such as social justice, sense of community and empowerment, and prescribe congruent values-based praxis to accomplish it. Such concepts and visions compel us to act for social change; they also enlighten the challenging decisions and processes we encounter in our personal every day walk of life. This journey can be complex as the 'doing' of community psychology often involves an emotive personal as well as professional commitment, sometimes associated with a particular political agenda. This paper considers how mapping the psychological landscape of a community, along with its history and geography, can help guide the practitioner through difficult terrain. Some of the author’s experiences are considered from theoretical perspectives including sense of community, community consultation processes, social ecology, community readiness and capacity building. These narratives illustrate how such theoretical maps can help the community psychologist to avoid walking in circles, down dead-end streets and up one-way streets while 'walking the walk'

    JNCHC Front & Back Matter, Vol. 20, No 2, Fall/Winter 2019

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    Cover Masthead Contents Call for Papers, Editorial Policy, & Submission Guidelines Dedication -- Art L. Spisak About the Authors About the NCHC Monograph Series Order form Back cove

    Publishing undergraduate research: linking teaching and research through a dedicated peer reviewed open access journal

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    In 2015, the University of Huddersfield Press launched Fields: the journal of Huddersfield student research. The journal was developed with two key purposes: ensuring that high quality student research was made available to a broader audience and inspiring students to work to the highest standards by considering the potential of their work for impact in the wider world. The existing literature is reviewed regarding the growth of student research journals, as well as some of the benefits these journals can offer to students. The institutional rationale for Fields is outlined and the process of setting up a multidisciplinary open access student research journal is discussed. The outcomes of an evaluation are presented with particular focus to lessons learned and future developments to improve support for authors. The experience of the project team will be useful to universities and university presses considering strategies for supporting students to develop research for publication/dissemination
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