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Expressions Of The Calabrian Diaspora In Calabrian Australian Writing, Gaetano Rando Dec 2007

Expressions Of The Calabrian Diaspora In Calabrian Australian Writing, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This chapter is an exhaustive study of literary works, memoirs, theatre and film produced by first and second generation Calabrian Australians.


Italian Australian Studies: A (Post)Colonial Perspective, Gerry Turcotte, Gaetano Rando Dec 2007

Italian Australian Studies: A (Post)Colonial Perspective, Gerry Turcotte, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This chapter introduces the volume and discusses related theoretical issues. This volume seeks to map an understanding of the Italian experience onto the broader picture of diasporic stories, though with an anchor in the Australian-Italian experience. It brings together key essays and testimonials that frame a picture of Italy’s rich legacy at “home”, in Europe more widely, and in the (post)colonial sphere, with a particular emphasis on the Australian experience. The essays collected here focus on the way an Italian Australian story has emerged and evolved in its own unique way. In some respects it might be possible ...


Sharing Teaching Resources, Russ Pennell Dec 2007

Sharing Teaching Resources, Russ Pennell

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

UOW established a digital repository (or CMS) in 2006 to manage and deliver digital learning resources, for use initially by the UOW's Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) and delivered through Blackboard Vista. The system (Equella by TLE) is also intended to advance teaching in UOW through the sharing of teaching resources.


Encouraging Role Based Online Learning Environments, Sandra Wills, E. Devonshire, Elyssebeth Leigh, E. Rosser, J. Shepherd, A. Vincent Dec 2007

Encouraging Role Based Online Learning Environments, Sandra Wills, E. Devonshire, Elyssebeth Leigh, E. Rosser, J. Shepherd, A. Vincent

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This paper reports on progress in the first year of a two year project called Project EnROLE (Encouraging Role Based Online Learning Environments) which is funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education in Australia. The project aims to link a small but growing number of university teachers who are using online role play, building them into a community via three strategies: developing a repository of sharable/reusable role play learning designs with an associated peer review process; facilitating evaluation and publication of papers about their role plays (for example the role play stream at this conference); and establishing sustainable national and international role play partnerships. The project also aims to double the number of online role play designers in two years by scaffolding beginners in a four stage process before designing their own role play: awareness raising; participating in another designer’s role play; evaluating ...


Internet Domains Between China And India: Beyond Anglophone Paradigms, Mark J. Mclelland Dec 2007

Internet Domains Between China And India: Beyond Anglophone Paradigms, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper critiques the current Anglophone bias in much Internet studies research and argues for an internationalization of Internet studies that takes account of the different histories, technologies and trajectories of Internet development in an Asian context.


Mai Lontan Dal Cuore — Manifestazioni E Trasmutazioni Del Rapporto Con Il Paese Di Origine, Gaetano Rando, Gerry Turcotte Dec 2007

Mai Lontan Dal Cuore — Manifestazioni E Trasmutazioni Del Rapporto Con Il Paese Di Origine, Gaetano Rando, Gerry Turcotte

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The field of Italian Australian studies is both diverse and dynamic. It has embraced topics from outside its “traditional” ambit and has identified new areas of concern to scholars in the field. This volume examines from a post-colonial perspective one of the many and varied cultural practices — the creation of literary texts — established by migrants from Sicily and Calabria who constitute the two major Italian regional groups in Australia. In re-creating aspects of their inhabited past in their new frontier thereby lessening the threat of loss and reconciling their past with their present, these migrants have created a dynamic hybrid ...


Cronotopi Del Paese Natio E Di Quello D’Adozione Nella Poesia E La Narrativa Calabroaustraliana, Gitano Rando Dec 2007

Cronotopi Del Paese Natio E Di Quello D’Adozione Nella Poesia E La Narrativa Calabroaustraliana, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Il saggio di Gaetano Rando prende lo spunto dal lavoro fondamentale di Pasquino Crupi che maestralmente indica la strada non solo per lo studio della cultura letteraria calabroitaliana ma anche la produzione letteraria e culturale dei Calabresi nel mondo, Australia compresa. In contrapposizione agli studi precedenti sulla letteratura italoaustraliana che hanno trattato il fenomeno nei suoi aspetti globali il saggio di Rando propone un esame capillare dei tratti distintivi e delle esperienze localizzate che segnano la produzione letteraria degli scrittori di origine calabrese. Collegando tale produzione al concetto bakhtiniano del cronotopo che si basa sull’idea che le dimensioni spaziali ...


Updating And 'Future-Proofing' A Rich Computer Aided Language Learning Resource, Ray Stace Nov 2007

Updating And 'Future-Proofing' A Rich Computer Aided Language Learning Resource, Ray Stace

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

A collaborative partnership that endured over nine years resulted in the establishment of a rich computer-based resource of language learning materials. While the linguistic content, the design and the activities did not age, the platform and application used to deliver were both reaching the end of their life-time. In the case of the former, Apple Computer was moving to a new operating System in OS X and at the same time, their HyperCard application was not going to be supported through the OS change and would thus fade away. All CALL resources that had been developed were Apple OS and ...


Community Engagement As A Cornerstone Enabling Learning And Teaching And Research In The Post Modern World, Robbie Collins, Owen Curtis, Sue Curtis, Laurie Stevenson Nov 2007

Community Engagement As A Cornerstone Enabling Learning And Teaching And Research In The Post Modern World, Robbie Collins, Owen Curtis, Sue Curtis, Laurie Stevenson

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This paper demonstrates how community engagement can provide a cornerstone enabling research and learning and teaching to meet the challenges of relativity and uncertainty in a post modern world. In the field of education, the question of relevance is a constant criticism. If relevance is to be achieved, research and learning and teaching need to be interwoven with community and community concerns, in ways that enhance the outcomes for all stakeholders. The paper examines an academic’s university community engagement practice from a reflexive and cross disciplinary perspective. It seeks to identify the characteristics and qualities that define successful university ...


Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Helen E. Mandl, Michael K. Organ Nov 2007

Outsourcing Open Access: Digital Commons At The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Helen E. Mandl, Michael K. Organ

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

In October 2005 the University of Wollongong gave approval for the implementation of an institutional repository utilising Proquest’s Digital Commons software, the first such instance in Australia. The project sought, over a 2 year period, to make available online a significant portion of the university’s research output for the years 2000-5. It was envisaged that improved accessibility to journal articles and conference papers would assist in enhancing the research reputation of the university. This paper outlines why Digital Commons, re-branded as Research Online (ro.uow.edu.au), was chosen rather than an open source software solution. Issues arising ...


Wollongong: From Bunker To Beauty, Felicity Mcgregor Nov 2007

Wollongong: From Bunker To Beauty, Felicity Mcgregor

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

A transformation is taking place at the University of Wollongong Library. An extension to the building is adding 2,000 square metres of space across three floors and visually changing the façade from a heavy bunker to a light-filled, transparent space. As the extension project progresses, the impact on both the exterior and interior are increasingly evident. The pebblecrete slabs that were suspended over the top floor and appeared to press the brick walls into the ground have been removed. A number of small shrubs and trees obscuring the building have gone. A soaring portico roof now provides shade for ...


Site-Directed Mutations In The C-Terminal Extension Of Human Αb-Crystallin Affect Chaperone Function And Block Amyloid Fibril Formation, T. M. Treweek, Heath Ecroyd, D. M. Williams, S. Meehan, J. A. Carver, M. J. Walker Oct 2007

Site-Directed Mutations In The C-Terminal Extension Of Human Αb-Crystallin Affect Chaperone Function And Block Amyloid Fibril Formation, T. M. Treweek, Heath Ecroyd, D. M. Williams, S. Meehan, J. A. Carver, M. J. Walker

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are associated with inappropriate protein deposition and ordered amyloid fibril assembly. Molecular chaperones, including αBcrystallin, play a role in the prevention of protein deposition. A series of site-directed mutants of the human molecular chaperone, αB-crystallin, were constructed which focused on the flexible C-terminal extension of the protein. We investigated the structural role of this region as well as its role in the chaperone function of αB-crystallin under different types of protein aggregation, i.e. disordered amorphous aggregation and ordered amyloid fibril assembly. It was found that mutation of lysine and glutamic acid residues ...


Nutritional Composition Of Red Meat, P. G. Williams Sep 2007

Nutritional Composition Of Red Meat, P. G. Williams

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Lean red meats are: • An excellent source of high biological value protein, vitamin B12, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, zinc and phosphorus • A source of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, selenium and possibly also vitamin D • Mostly low in fat and sodium • Sources of a range of endogenous antioxidants and other bioactive substances including taurine, carnitine, carnosine, ubiquinone, glutathione and creatine.


L’Organisation Au Service Des Droits Des Travailleurs Migrants: Le Militantisme Transnational À Singapour Et En Malaisie, Lenore T. Lyons Sep 2007

L’Organisation Au Service Des Droits Des Travailleurs Migrants: Le Militantisme Transnational À Singapour Et En Malaisie, Lenore T. Lyons

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

La mondialisation marque un point charnière dans l’action des militantes féministes et des organisations non gouvernementales. À la faveur d’une participation à des réseaux de lobbying transnationaux et d’alliances avec des organisations non gouvernementales internationales, des organisations féministes et des organisations vouées à la défense des droits des femmes, locales et nationales, se sont converties à de nouvelles formes de militantisme transnational. Cependant, il est une question qui n’a que très peu retenu l’attention des chercheurs dans le domaine de l’organisation féministe transnationale : c’est celle du lien entre le militantisme transnational et les ...


Indonesian Muslim Masculinities In Australia, P. Nilan, Mike Donaldson, R. Howson Sep 2007

Indonesian Muslim Masculinities In Australia, P. Nilan, Mike Donaldson, R. Howson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This article is an inquiry into evolving forms of masculinity in Indonesia. It refers to data collected during a pilot project on the construction of Indonesian Muslim masculinities in Australia when Indonesian men arrive and encounter Anglo-Australian men. Using the technique of asking the Indonesian interviewees to comment on ‘Australian’ men allowed analysis of what the Indonesian men thought about their own cultural tropes of masculinity. It emerged that their gender construction coalesced around two important cultural nodes of discourse about how to be a ‘man’: firstly, the Indonesian urban interpretation of global ‘hypermasculinity’; and secondly, the moral role of ...


Major Changes Lead To Customer Satisfaction At Wollongong Uni, Margie H. Jantti, Claire Collett Sep 2007

Major Changes Lead To Customer Satisfaction At Wollongong Uni, Margie H. Jantti, Claire Collett

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Sustaining Satisfaction, a Quality and Service Excellence program (QSE), conceived in 1994, revitalised the University of Wollongong Library’s approach to the design and delivery of client service. Results of extensive ongoing market research reveal what our clients want and expect from their Library, namely friendly, knowledgeable and responsive staff, and seamless access to information resources. This has driven major change throughout all levels of the organisation, with dramatic and most importantly, sustained service improvements for clients.


Keywords To War: Reviving Language In An Age Of Terror, Mary Zournazi Aug 2007

Keywords To War: Reviving Language In An Age Of Terror, Mary Zournazi

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Russian playwright Anton Chekhov once noted that there are two types of political freedom: one is freedom from violence, the other is freedom from lies. These freedoms have become the site of a modern conundrum, echoes of which can be heard today in the ways language is caught within spiralling cycles of violence and lies that serve to alienate us from ourselves and others. It is also evident in the political attitudes towards freedom and justice that have surfaced in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks and been fed by a climate of fearful and terrorising politics. Within ...


Introduction - The Italian Diaspora After The Second World War, James Hagan, Gitano Rando Aug 2007

Introduction - The Italian Diaspora After The Second World War, James Hagan, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper provides a critical introduction to the English section of the edited volume La Diaspora italiana dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. The Italian Diaspora after the Second World War, Bivongi [RC], International AM Edizioni, 2007.


Introducing Reflective Strategies Informed By Problem-Based Learning To Enhance Cognitive Participation And Knowledge Transference In Graphic Design Education, Grant Ellmers, M. Foley Jul 2007

Introducing Reflective Strategies Informed By Problem-Based Learning To Enhance Cognitive Participation And Knowledge Transference In Graphic Design Education, Grant Ellmers, M. Foley

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper will outline and review a curriculum approach under development in the Graphic Design undergraduate program at the University of Wollongong. The curriculum approach in the past has drawn on a blending of studio-based and project-based learning, common approaches in many graphic design tertiary programs (Davies & Reid 2000). Our concern with these approaches is the emphasis on project outcomes, marginalising the design process and the important learning opportunities it presents. A potential solution the authors have explored is a greater formalised engagement with reflection (Boud, Keogh & Walker 1985; Schön 1987) informed by problem-based learning (Koschmann, Myers, Feltovich & Barrows 1994). A reflective learning framework has been introduced that encourages the student to stand back from the outcomes of the design project itself, facilitating enhanced engagement with design concepts and processes. The authors describe an approach that is designed to encourage greater cognitive ...


Enhancing Higher Education Through Leadership Capacity Development: Progressing The Faculty Scholars Model, Geraldine E. Lefoe, H. Smigiel, Dominique R. Parrish Jul 2007

Enhancing Higher Education Through Leadership Capacity Development: Progressing The Faculty Scholars Model, Geraldine E. Lefoe, H. Smigiel, Dominique R. Parrish

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This showcase provides an overview of a leadership capacity building initiative for the scholarship of teaching through a faculty-based scholars’ network, which supports strategic change through leadership, activities embedded in authentic learning tasks. The new leaders developed through this initiative will provide a critical mass for extending the network by adopting a cascade model for distributive leadership through mentoring of future implementations within and across institutions. This showcase will provide a review of the literature, and an overview of the work in progress. It will conclude with a presentation of some guiding principles for discussion and a call for expressions ...


Composition Of Australian Red Meat 2002. 3. Nutrient Profile, P. G. Williams, V. Droulez, G. Levy, T. Stobaus Jul 2007

Composition Of Australian Red Meat 2002. 3. Nutrient Profile, P. G. Williams, V. Droulez, G. Levy, T. Stobaus

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Two 500g retail samples of thirteen beef, eleven lamb, four veal and two mutton cuts were purchased from 10 retail outlets (butchers and supermarkets) in different socio-economic areas of Sydney and Melbourne in 2002. One sample of each was cooked using standard low fat methods, and the lean and separable fat components of each raw and cooked sample were analysed by the National Measurement Institute in Melbourne for macronutrients, cholesterol, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, and beta-carotene as well as sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. This study also provides the first analyses of the vitamins ...


Liminarietà E Temporalità Nelle Interpretazioni Cinematografiche Della Diaspora Italoaustraliana Di Giorgio Mangiamele, Gaetano Rando Jun 2007

Liminarietà E Temporalità Nelle Interpretazioni Cinematografiche Della Diaspora Italoaustraliana Di Giorgio Mangiamele, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

La presente relazione intende partire dai concetti di liminarietà e temporalità elaborati da Hamid Nacify (2001) per analizzare i temi relativi alla diaspora italoaustraliana trattati nell’opera cinematografica di Giorgio Mangiamele con particolare riferimento alla due versione di The Spag. Caso più unico che raro del primo periodo immigratorio del secondo dopoguerra si rivela l’esperienza di Giorgio Mangiamele, nato al Catania nel 1926 e emigrato a Melbourne nel 1952 dove la sua passione per il cinema lo portò a dare un contributo notevole all’emergente cultura cinematgrafica australiana anche se è stato poi poco riconosciuto nonostante la sua induscitibile ...


Introduzione - La Diaspora Italiana Dopo La Seconda Guerra Mondiale, James Hagan, Gitano Rando Jun 2007

Introduzione - La Diaspora Italiana Dopo La Seconda Guerra Mondiale, James Hagan, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper provides a critical introduction to the Italian section of the edited volume La Diaspora italiana dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. The Italian Diaspora after the Second World War, Bivongi [RC], International AM Edizioni, 2007.


Conclusioni - La Diaspora Italiana Dopo La Seconda Guerra Mondiale, James Hagan, Gitano Rando Jun 2007

Conclusioni - La Diaspora Italiana Dopo La Seconda Guerra Mondiale, James Hagan, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Provides a conclusion to the Italian section of the edited book.


Conclusion - The Italian Diaspora After The Second World War, James Hagan, Gitano Rando Jun 2007

Conclusion - The Italian Diaspora After The Second World War, James Hagan, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The Conference at Bivongi followed on others that had raised some serious questions about the Italian diaspora that occurred after the Second World War. We asked contributors to submit papers in three broad divisions, the first relating to the migrants' experience before departure, the second to experience in the host country, and the third to the cinematographic and literary interpretation of that experience. The papers contributed that successfully completed the peer review process are arranged in that sequence in this book.


From Bicycles To Mercedes. Italians In Rural Nsw And Political Choice: Griffith 1947-1984, James Hagan Jun 2007

From Bicycles To Mercedes. Italians In Rural Nsw And Political Choice: Griffith 1947-1984, James Hagan

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

There were a few Italians in Griffith when the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Scheme began in 1913, but they did not arrive in large numbers until after the Second World War. They joined over a thousand people of Italian birth or direct descent who had succeeded at small-scale farming and displaced the majority of Australians who had been the original block-holders. This produced some resentment and discrimination, which led to Italians setting up their own economic and social networks. They did not however act as a single community ; fundamental divisions between Northern and Southern immigrants remained and persisted, and so did ...


Dalle Bicilette Alle Mercede. Gli Italiani Nel New South Wales: Scelte Politiche A Griffith 1947-1984, James Hagan Jun 2007

Dalle Bicilette Alle Mercede. Gli Italiani Nel New South Wales: Scelte Politiche A Griffith 1947-1984, James Hagan

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

There were a few Italians in Griffith when the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Scheme began in 1913, but they did not arrive in large numbers until after the Second World War. They joined over a thousand people of Italian birth or direct descent who had succeeded at small-scale farming and displaced the majority of Australians who had been the original block-holders. This produced some resentment and discrimination, which led to Italians setting up their own economic and social networks. They did not however act as a single community ; fundamental divisions between Northern and Southern immigrants remained and persisted, and so did ...


The Carrick Exchange: Not Just Another Repository, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish, S. Bennett, M. Keppell, C. Gunn Jun 2007

The Carrick Exchange: Not Just Another Repository, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique R. Parrish, S. Bennett, M. Keppell, C. Gunn

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

In 2004, the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education was established by the Australian government to “promote and advance learning and teaching in Australian higher education.” (Carrick Institute, 2006). One aspect of the role of this institution is to establish the Carrick Exchange, “a new online service that will provide learning and teaching resources and functions to support communication and collaboration across the national and international higher education sector” (Carrick Institute, 2007a). This paper provides an overview of the purpose of the Carrick Exchange and will focus on the research contribution of ascilite, a professional association in ...


Applying Authentic Learning To Social Science: A Learning Design For An Inter-Disciplinary Sociology Subject, Fiona Borthwick, Sue Bennett, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Elaine Huber Jun 2007

Applying Authentic Learning To Social Science: A Learning Design For An Inter-Disciplinary Sociology Subject, Fiona Borthwick, Sue Bennett, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Elaine Huber

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

As universities move towards more vocationally oriented courses, students expect pedagogic practices that make closer ties to potential workplaces. The pedagogical approach of authentic learning is well suited to this purpose as it proposes an apprenticeship-type model and a model that brings simulated work tasks into the classroom. In the social sciences, authentic learning is under-utilised and under-theorised as these subject areas do not fit easily into these models. An alternative model of authentic learning aims to offer students opportunities to .enmind. the requirements of a discipline, be critically reflective about that discipline, and to develop the skills to bring ...


Oculog: Playing With Eye Movements, Juno Kim, Greg Schiemer, Terumi Narushima Jun 2007

Oculog: Playing With Eye Movements, Juno Kim, Greg Schiemer, Terumi Narushima

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In this paper, we describe the musical development of a new system for performing electronic music where a video-based eye movement recording system, known as Oculog, is used to control sound. Its development is discussed against a background that includes a brief history of biologically based interfaces for performing music, together with a survey of various recording systems currently in use for monitoring eye movement in clinical applications. Oculog is discussed with specific reference to its implementation as a performance interface for electronic music. A new work features algorithms driven by eye movement response and allows the user to interact ...