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  1. Tania von der Heidt & Ali Quazi, Enhancing Learning-Centeredness in Marketing Principles Curriculum.
    Contemporary learning-centred (LC) teaching and learning approaches are vital to help learners develop lifelong skills for employability in the digital age. This paper relates the knowledge and experiences gained from a study to enhance LC in a first-year core marketing curriculum undertaken in a blended learning environment by large, diverse groups of business students in an Australian tertiary educational institution. The study involved (1) measuring the degree of presence of LC in the 2011 curriculum, (2) identifying and exploring ways to (...)
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  2. Emma Kearney, Reconceptualising Historical Praxis : A Dialogical Approach to Historical Understanding.
    This thesis situates recent tensions in debates about history over epistemology within their historical and social contexts. It explores the possibilities for developing historical understanding across epistemologies by considering the role ideas of justice can play in contemporary historical praxis. By considering historical praxis in relation to ideas of justice I have identified a nexus in which to explore different ways of knowing the past that is at once responsive to difference whilst also situating the ethical as an essential regulator (...)
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  3. Peter John McErlain, The Nature of Nursing Wisdom : A Grounded Theory Approach.
    Fostering wisdom is often stated as the aim of nursing education, yet there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what is meant by wisdom. This thesis aimed to paint a collective picture of eighteen nurse's stories and insights into the nature of nursing wisdom. Grounded Theory was adopted to explore the nature of nursing wisdom. Nursing wisdom is seen as a journey and is depicted as an interconnected collection of character traits in wise nurses. The wise nurses' journey (...)
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  4. Lyndall Adams, The Indeterminate Precision of Narrative.
    The indeterminate precision of narrative is the culmination of multiple exhibitions that engage with the uncertain, unfixed and yet simultaneously accurate and truthful nature of story telling. There is no single narrative that explains our historic present. To tell a story is to re-tell stories from the past in order to create coherent narratives in the present. The narrative structures the exhibitions enquire into focus on images and objects that speak to the body in hybrid forms. The significance of the (...)
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  5. Donna Wright, Big Blue Ball : Pictures, People, Place ; Connecting the World Through Creativity.
    This three-part publication series presents the epistemological processes and outcomes of an international arts-based research project titled Big Blue Ball : Pictures, people, place. The project uses the creative function to investigate the nature of meaning-making. In particular, through collaborative engagement with adversity of cultures, it explores the significance of creativity and creative practice in setting up sites for shared understanding in a contemporary and globally interactive world. The project was developed and carried out by Donna Wright during her PhD (...)
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  6. Jenny A. Parratt & Kathleen Fahy, Including the Nonrational is Sensible Midwifery.
    Since the subordination of midwifery by medicine and nursing in the 19th and 20th centuries the standard approach to childbirth has been dominated by rationality. This approach proceeds by creating dichotomies and then prioritising one half of the dichotomy whilst rejecting the opposite term. Rationality itself is prioritised, for example, by contrasting it with the rejected opposite: irrationality. Expert clinical practice is, however, increasingly identified as being inclusive of more than merely rational ways of knowing and behaving. This paper is (...)
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  7. Erika Kerruish, From Vulgar Words to Lightening Bolts: Nietzsche on Style, Language and Experience.
    Nietzsche writes that literary styles must be taken into account when determining meaning. To not do so vulgarizes language. The importance of style to meaning is best understood by examining the relationship between language and experience. Style requires readers to experience the particularity of texts if they are to understand their meaning, and style is experienced and evaluated in terms of the audience’s ethos. Through style’s ability to provide alternative perspectives on the audience’s linguistic norms, language is not limited to (...)
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  8. Ruth Rewa Bohill, Intentional Communities: Ethics as Praxis.
    Intentional communities are formed by a group of people who have voluntarily chosen to live together for a range of reasons in the creation of a shared lifestyle. They concern practical forms of living that may reflect diverse structures and distinct philosophies. The intentional community literature is both broad and unique in its representation of intentional community living. Intentional communities may also be considered sites that form the basis for resisting mainstream forms of living and representations of subjectivity. Through an (...)
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  9. Steven NJ French, Alexander Kouzmin & Stephen J. Kelly, Questioning the Epistemic Virtue of Strategy: The Emperor has No Clothes!
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  10. Sue Evans, Challenge, Tension and Possibility: An Exploration Into Contemporary Western Herbal Medicine in Australia.
    This thesis is about the contemporary challenges facing herbal medicine. Specifically it concerns the difficulties faced by Australian herbalists in their attempts to maintain authority over the knowledge base of their craft and a connection with traditional understandings of the uses of plant medicines, while at the same time engaging with biomedicine and the broader Australian healthcare system. It contributes to the study of the nascent field of qualitative studies in contemporary western herbal medicine by making three main arguments.Firstly, Australian (...)
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  11. Iain W. Graham, Understanding the Nature of Nursing Through Reflection: A Case Study Approach.
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  12. Paul Thom (2003). De Re Modality and the New Essentialism: A Dilemma. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 44 (4):189-199.
    In his book The Philosophy of Nature, Ellis presents "the new essentialism" as resting on the notions of a property, an intrinsic property, an essential property, natural necessity and possibility, a natural kind, a fixed natural kind, and a natural law. The present paper argues that (1) the central notions in this group are susceptible of a logical analysis, (2) Ellis's notion of natural possibility has a historical precedent in the work of Abéelard, (3) the notion of natural possibility contains (...)
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