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Supporting Interaction And Collaboration In The Language Classroom Through Computer Mediated Communication, Mariolina Pais Marden, Jan Herrington 2011 University of Wollongong

Supporting Interaction And Collaboration In The Language Classroom Through Computer Mediated Communication, Mariolina Pais Marden, Jan Herrington

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes the design and implementation of a technology supported learning environment that enabled interaction and collaboration between a group of sixteen intermediate and advanced level university students of Italian and a group of seven Italian native speaker facilitators. For one semester students and facilitators worked together to complete two authentic tasks and interacted with each other through the communication tools and resources of an online learning management system. These resources included both asynchronous and synchronous communication tools such as an online threaded class discussion forum, a group discussion forum, chat and email. This paper discusses the theoretical underpinnings ...


A Political Monopoly Held By One Race: The Politicisation Of Ethnicity In Colonial Rwanda, Deborah Mayersen 2011 University of Wollongong

A Political Monopoly Held By One Race: The Politicisation Of Ethnicity In Colonial Rwanda, Deborah Mayersen

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In at least some parts of Rwanda, Hutu and Tutsi subgroups have existed since pre-colonial times. Under German and Belgian colonial rule, the distinction between the Hutu majority and Tutsi minority was perceived as a racial distinction. The Tutsi minority was regarded as racially superior, and given privileged access to education and indigenous positions of authority. Over time, this perception of Tutsi superiority was both institutionalized and internalised within Rwandan society. The ‘Hutu Awakening’ during the 1950s, however, saw issues surrounding race and privilege become highly politicised. As decolonisation loomed, the intersections between race and power became sites of bitter ...


Legacies And Prevention Of Genocide And Mass Atrocities In The Asia-Pacific: A Workshop Report, Deborah Mayersen, Julia Mangelsdorf, Aishath Latheef 2011 University of Wollongong

Legacies And Prevention Of Genocide And Mass Atrocities In The Asia-Pacific: A Workshop Report, Deborah Mayersen, Julia Mangelsdorf, Aishath Latheef

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The twentieth century has been labelled the ‘century of genocide’. According to some estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. The Asia-Pacific region has not been immune. Genocide and mass atrocities have occurred in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1971, Indonesia (1965-66), Cambodia (1975-79) and East Timor (1975-1999). At the opening of the twenty-first century, efforts to halt this massive loss of innocent life culminated in the emergence and acceptance of the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle in international discourse. More effort than ever before is being channelled towards preventing mass atrocities.


Embodied Memories, Emotional Geographies: Nakamoto Takako's Diary Of The Anpo Struggle, Vera Mackie 2011 University of Wollongong

Embodied Memories, Emotional Geographies: Nakamoto Takako's Diary Of The Anpo Struggle, Vera Mackie

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In this article I carry out a close reading of Nakamoto Takako's book, My Diary of the Anpo Struggle (1963). Nakamoto was a writer and activist who was active in leftwing politics, the labour movement and the proletarian literature movement in the 1920s and 1930s and returned to the movement after 1945. Her published diary recounts her participation in the struggle against the renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty and her other political activities. The book is a mixture of personal memory and political history and provides us with a distinctive ‘map’ of one person's emotional geography of ...


The Bush And The Garden In The Writing Of Drusilla Modjeska And Kate Llewellyn, Elizabeth Hicks 2011 University of Wollongong

The Bush And The Garden In The Writing Of Drusilla Modjeska And Kate Llewellyn, Elizabeth Hicks

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Through the gardens depicted in their Blue Mountains texts of the 1980s and 1990s, Australian writers Drusilla Modjeska and Kate Llewellyn forge a feminist aesthetic in which the binaries of nature/culture, male/female and bush/city co-exist. These texts depict Australia as a nation that no longer looks predominantly to Britain but is a hybrid and transcultural entity which embraces its rich migrant experience.


America, The Forbidden Fruit: Anti-American Sentiment In "Robbery Under Arms", James Dahlstrom 2011 University of Wollongong

America, The Forbidden Fruit: Anti-American Sentiment In "Robbery Under Arms", James Dahlstrom

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While anti-America n sentiment and questions of Americanization in Australian Literature emerged in earnest after World War II (Mosler and Catley 26–7), historical research suggests that Australians have had a love–hate relationship with Americans since the establishment of the first colonies.


Bilingual Identity: Language And Cultural Shift In The Experience Of A Basque-Spanish Immigrant To Australia, Lidia Bilbatua, Elizabeth Ellis 2011 University of Wollongong

Bilingual Identity: Language And Cultural Shift In The Experience Of A Basque-Spanish Immigrant To Australia, Lidia Bilbatua, Elizabeth Ellis

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This is a very personal account of a Spanish immigrant, Nerea, achieving bilingualism in Wollongong, NSW. The story raises questions of the complex development of identity, changing awareness of sociocultural practices in each language, and of the role played by attitudes in the surrounding community to a person’s bilingualism. This article is in two parts: in the first part Nerea’s story is told in her own voice, and in the second the authors connect Nerea’s individual experience to wider social patterns concerning bilingualism, identity and aspects of recent immigration to Australia.


Contesting Civilizations: Literature Of Australia In Japan And Singapore, Alison E. Broinowski 2011 University of Wollongong

Contesting Civilizations: Literature Of Australia In Japan And Singapore, Alison E. Broinowski

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Australia and Japa n emerged simultaneously as modernizing states in a shared region, and Singapore joined them in the 1960s. Interaction between Australia and Japan is more than 150 years old, while its Australia/Singapore counterpart is much more recent. But mutual perceptions appear in both cases to be characterized by concerns about cultural superiority or inferiority, and by complex contests over the deference due to civilizations. Here, I will trace the workings of civilizational contestation in Australian, Japanese and Singaporean fiction.


A Century Of Oz Lit In China: A Critical Overview (1906-2008), Yu Ouyang 2011 University of Wollongong

A Century Of Oz Lit In China: A Critical Overview (1906-2008), Yu Ouyang

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This pap er seeks to examine the dissemination, reception and perception of Australian literature in China from 1906 to 2008 by providing a historical background for its first arrival in China as a literature undistinguished from English or American literature, then as part of a ruoxiao minzu wenxue (weak and small nation literature) in the early 1930s, its rise as interest grew in Communist and proletarian writings in the 1950s and 1960s, and its spread and growth from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 across all genres, culminating in its present unprecedented flourishing.


Sushi Reverses Course: Consuming American Sushi In Tokyo, Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto 2011 University of Wollongong

Sushi Reverses Course: Consuming American Sushi In Tokyo, Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

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Sushi, not long ago a quintessentially Japanese product, has gone global. Japanese food, and sushi in particular, has experienced a s urge in international popularity in recent decades.


Towards Cultural Competence In The Justice Sector, Terri Farrelly, Bronwyn Carlson 2011 The Echidna Group

Towards Cultural Competence In The Justice Sector, Terri Farrelly, Bronwyn Carlson

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This paper: 1) explores good practice principles for the development and implementation of cultural competence training (CCT) programs in the justice sector, and 2) reports on CCT activities currently being conducted in the justice sector.


Merleau-Ponty And The Affective Maternal-Foetal Relation, Jane M. Lymer 2011 University of Wollongong

Merleau-Ponty And The Affective Maternal-Foetal Relation, Jane M. Lymer

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The belief that the emotional state of the mother can impact upon her child’s development during pregnancy is long held and cross cultural. Yet within many developed nations the possibility of a maternal-foetal relation or communication has been poorly understood and not often researched. Recently however it has been found that many maternal affective states such as depression, stress, and anxiety have negative outcomes for foetal development and flourishing.

Consequently, within the contemporary literature there has been the beginning of a shift in thinking, and in some instances a call for more research, into the nature of this suspected ...


'Not Just Ned: A True History Of The Irish In Australia'. Safeguarding Against 'A Shallower And A Poorer Play', Sharon M. Crozier-De Rosa 2011 University of Wollongong

'Not Just Ned: A True History Of The Irish In Australia'. Safeguarding Against 'A Shallower And A Poorer Play', Sharon M. Crozier-De Rosa

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As an Irish migrant to Australia, I was particularly keen to visit the ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’ exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. As it was, given teaching and research commitments, I just managed to catch the exhibition one week before it closed. (It ran from St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, to 31st July.) So, what struck me immediately on entering the museum was just how crammed full of visitors the exhibition space was. Perhaps a bevy of people, like me, all squeezing in a last minute peek before ...


Source S Of Inter-Learner Variation In The Ba Construction, Xiaoping Gao 2011 University of Wollongong

Source S Of Inter-Learner Variation In The Ba Construction, Xiaoping Gao

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Variability in interlanguage has received growing attention in SLA. However, the variation and its sources in the interlanguage of L2 Chinese remain under-researched. This study investigated sources of inter-learner variation in the use of the ba construction (BC) by English and Korean speaking learners of L2 Chinese. A total of 110 adult learners were examined both in New Zealand and in China, with 22 native speakers of Chinese as control. A battery of three tasks (i.e., an oral production task prompted by video clips, an oral imitation task, and an untimed grammaticality judgement task conducted orally) was used to ...


Developing Messages To Create Community Awareness Of Hypertension As A Risk Factor For Dementia, L Phillipson, Sandra C. Jones, Katherine Eagleton, Kelly Andrews 2011 University of Wollongong

Developing Messages To Create Community Awareness Of Hypertension As A Risk Factor For Dementia, L Phillipson, Sandra C. Jones, Katherine Eagleton, Kelly Andrews

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Dementia is the leading single cause of disability in older Australians. Due to the ageing of the population, the number of people living with dementia will increase significantly over the coming decades and there is pressing need for effective prevention strategies. One relatively unknown but modifiable risk factor for dementia is hypertension. ‘Healthy Heart Healthy Mind’ is a social marketing campaign that aims to create awareness of the link between hypertension and dementia, and encourage improved hypertension management in the target audience in order to prevent dementia. This paper describes the use of behaviour change theory and qualitative research undertaken ...


Implementation And Evaluation Of A Community-Based Social Marketing Campaign To Create Awareness Of Hypertension As A Risk Factor For Dementia, Kelly Andrews, Lyn Phillipson, Sandra C. Jones, Danika Hall, J. Potter, Gaye Sykes 2011 University of Wollongong

Implementation And Evaluation Of A Community-Based Social Marketing Campaign To Create Awareness Of Hypertension As A Risk Factor For Dementia, Kelly Andrews, Lyn Phillipson, Sandra C. Jones, Danika Hall, J. Potter, Gaye Sykes

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

As the Australian population ages, the incidence of dementia is rising in epidemic proportions, with serious implications for sufferers, carers and health services. There is a compelling need for effective early intervention and prevention strategies as well as models to guide knowledge translation to improve dementia prevention and care. The most modifiable risk factor for dementia is hypertension and treating hypertension in midlife is the most effective means of reducing dementia risk, yet public awareness of this is extremely low. The purpose of this pilot project was to plan, implement and evaluate a social marketing campaign to raise community awareness ...


Using The Theory Of Planned Behavior And Barriers To Treatment To Predict Intention To Enter Further Treatment Following Residential Drug And Alcohol Detoxification: A Pilot Study, Peter J. Kelly, Frank P. Deane, Zoe McCarthy, Trevor P. Crowe 2011 University of Wollongong

Using The Theory Of Planned Behavior And Barriers To Treatment To Predict Intention To Enter Further Treatment Following Residential Drug And Alcohol Detoxification: A Pilot Study, Peter J. Kelly, Frank P. Deane, Zoe Mccarthy, Trevor P. Crowe

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

There has been limited research examining the impact of clients’ behavioural beliefs on whether they intend to access further treatment following residential drug and alcohol detoxification. Treatment post-detoxification is generally recommended to reduce relapse and for more sustained positive outcomes. The present pilot study examined the extent to which (1) primary components of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), (2) perceived barriers to accessing treatment and (3) the participants’ previous involvement in substance abuse treatment predicted intentions to enter further treatment following residential detoxification. One hundred and sixty eight participants accessing Salvation Army detoxification units in Australia completed a survey ...


Unravelling Some Of The Complexities Concerning The Neural Control Of Human Eccrine Sweating, Christiano A. Machado-Moreira, Peter L. McLennan, Stephen Lillioja, Joanne N. Caldwell, Wilko van Dijk, Nigel A. S Taylor 2011 University of Wollongong

Unravelling Some Of The Complexities Concerning The Neural Control Of Human Eccrine Sweating, Christiano A. Machado-Moreira, Peter L. Mclennan, Stephen Lillioja, Joanne N. Caldwell, Wilko Van Dijk, Nigel A. S Taylor

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The widely accepted, though not unequivocal, opinion concerning thermal and psychological (psychogenic) seating is tha the former is cholinergically mediated (Dale & Feldberg, 1934), while the latter is of noradrenergic origin (Robertshaw, 1977). Moreover, psychological sweating is thought to be elicited by a different neural centre (Ogawa, 1975), possibly through separate pathways (Chalmers & Keele, 1952) that exclusively innervate the glabrous (non-hairy) skin of the hands and feet (Darow, 1937, Kuno, 1956, Ogawa, 1975). Evidence for the cholinergic modulation of thermal sweating is incontrovertible. However, evidence supporting the theoretical control of psychological sweating is less than convincing. Following observations of Chalmers & Keele ...


Explaining Social Exclusion In Alcohol-Related Dementia: A Literature Review, Renee Brighton, Janette Curtis, Victoria Traynor 2011 University of Wollongong

Explaining Social Exclusion In Alcohol-Related Dementia: A Literature Review, Renee Brighton, Janette Curtis, Victoria Traynor

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background: The purpose of our project is to explore the lived experience of people with alcohol-related dementia and their carers to explain the impact of social exclusion. The literature review has been completed. The empirical study will be a qualitative study using narrative storylines (Keady et al., 2009) to understand the Australian experience of alcohol-related dementia. Methods: Academic and publishers’ databases (CINAHL, ScienceDirect, Wiley Interscience and SAGE) were searched using the terms: ‘alcohol-related dementia’, ‘diagnosis’, ‘carer’, ‘services’, ‘treatment’ and ‘stigma’. Snowballing techniques were also used to source papers and Google Scholar for grey literature. Findings: A total of 35 articles ...


Quality Of Life Among People With Schizophrenia In Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White 2011 University of Wollongong

Quality Of Life Among People With Schizophrenia In Saudi Arabia, Amira Ali Alshowkan, Janette Curtis, Yvonne White

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Research aims: To provide a profile of the quality of life of people with schizophrenia in Saudi Arabia. To investigate the relationships between Socio-demographic characteristics and their quality of life.


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