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Student Skills And The Bradley Agenda In Australia, Jennifer Carpenter, Joanne Dearlove, James Gt Marland Jan 2015

Student Skills And The Bradley Agenda In Australia, Jennifer Carpenter, Joanne Dearlove, James Gt Marland

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This paper investigates the study strategies that first-year Australian university students bring with them to university. The research has currency due to the implementation of the Review of Australian higher education [Bradley, D., Noonan, P., Nugent, H., & Scales, B. (2008). Review of Australian higher education: Final report. Canberra: Australian Government.], which recommended that universities increase the number of students in undergraduate courses. In response to government incentives to increase enrolments, many universities have lowered their entrance scores and, as a result, have attracted students who would not traditionally have been eligible for university entrance. The study employed the Learning and ...


'Please Mr Frodo, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?'... 'No Sam, It's Middle-Earth.', Michael K. Organ Jan 2013

'Please Mr Frodo, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?'... 'No Sam, It's Middle-Earth.', Michael K. Organ

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The exploitation of JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth by Tourism New Zealand following the success of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films and the release of the first part of The Hobbit has been met with accusations of cultural racism by Maori, misrepresentation by Pakeha and re-appropriation by independent British filmmakers, writes Michael Organ.


Alice In Oz - 'Please, Ma'am, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?': The Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Books In Australia, Michael K. Organ Jan 2013

Alice In Oz - 'Please, Ma'am, Is This New Zealand? Or Australia?': The Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland Books In Australia, Michael K. Organ

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There is no obvious connection between Australia and the very English Alice in Wonderland stories written by the Reverend Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in the latter half of the nineteenth century, apart from a few brief words uttered by Alice at the beginning of her adventures - 'Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand? Or Australia?' - suggesting that, upon falling down a rabbit hole, she had been transported to the Antipodes ('Antipathies'), just as Lemuel Gulliver had found himself lost in Lilliput a century earlier. Yet the ongoing popularity and influence of these works in the former British colony is reflected ...


Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa J. Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al Mahmood Jan 2013

Making Histories: Developing An Oral History Of All In Australia, Alisa J. Percy, Bronwyn James, Tim Beaumont, Reem Al Mahmood

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How might our present understandings of our professional identities, our struggles, our achievements and our capacities for agency be better understood through the memories and accounts of those who championed our emergence? What might oral accounts of the emergence of our field offer beyond what can be gathered from its existing literature? Indeed, why look at the history of a professional field at all? This session approaches such questions by reporting on oral accounts of the emergence and evolution of ALL in Australia. As we note some of the insights and lived experiences of those engaged in the formative years ...


Comparison Of Ohs Course Accreditation Procedures In Australia, Sue Reed, Jane Whitelaw Jan 2012

Comparison Of Ohs Course Accreditation Procedures In Australia, Sue Reed, Jane Whitelaw

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As OHS professional bodies have moved or are moving towards professional certification of their members, the need for accredited programs of study has developed. This move has been prompted by the requirement of the certification boards for the applicant to demonstrate that they have the minimum knowledge required to work at a professional level. The AIOH has had a course accreditation procedure for over 20 years as discussed by Whitelaw and Reed (2011) which has been well recognised by the profession, but until 2009 only one course had been accredited. In the last two years the AIOH has revised its ...


Ferdinand Hochstetter In Australia, 1858-1859, Michael K. Organ Jan 2012

Ferdinand Hochstetter In Australia, 1858-1859, Michael K. Organ

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The visit to Australia in 1858 of the Austrian Imperial Frigate Novara was part of a flag-waving exercise by the Austrian Habsburg monarchy, though it acquired added significance due to the inclusion on board of a scientific contingent comprising Ferdinand Hochstetter (geologist); Georg Frauenfeld and Johann Zelebor (zoologists); Eduard Schwarz and Anton Jelinek (botanists); Karl Scherzer (historiographer, ethnographer and economist); and Joseph Selleny (artist). Members of the crew, including Commodore Bernhard von WullerstorfUrbair and Lt. Robert Muller, were also expert in the fields of meteorology, hydrography, oceanography, geophysics and linguistics. The records of these scientists and their various collections would ...


Arctic And Outback--Indigenous Literature At The 'Ends Of The Earth.', K. L. Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2008

Arctic And Outback--Indigenous Literature At The 'Ends Of The Earth.', K. L. Mcmahon-Coleman

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Canada and Australia share a colonial history which featured an attempt to eradicate Indigenous spirituality and language and which involved governmental intervention in areas such as health and education. The movement across traditional borders in order to access health and education created a kind of intra-national diasporic condition, which Indigenous peoples in these countries continue to negotiate on a daily basis.

The Inuit writer Alootook Ipellie and Murri writer Sam Watson seek to resist cultural constraints through creating works which are multiply transgressive. Their works cross genre boundaries and use the interstices between Indigenous diaspora, queer theory and maban reality ...