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Climate Toolkit:  A Resource Manual for Science and Action book cover

Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action

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Last updated: 16/06/2022

The Climate Toolkit is a resource manual designed to help the reader navigate the complex and perplexing issue of climate change by providing tools and strategies to explore the underlying science.   As such it contains a collection of activities that make use of readily available on-line resources developed by research groups and public agencies.  These include web-based climate models, climate data archives, interactive atlases, policy papers, and “solution” catalogs.  Unlike a standard textbook, it is designed to help readers do their own climate research and devise their own perspective rather than providing them with a script to assimilate and repeat.

The activities in the manual are divided into five sections that include weather and climate basics, present climate impacts, past climate change, future change and impacts, and strategies for climate mitigation and adaptation.  These are followed by three appendices which contain information about the on-line tools used in the activities in this manual; a catalog of on-line and print resources produced by research groups, government agencies, and community groups involved in climate and sustainability work; and background on the history and key players in the international climate negotiation process

Though originally aimed at undergraduate non-science majors, the manual has been broadened for a wider audience in non-academic settings like community groups, service organizations, workplace study groups, and faith communities.

 

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The Science Education Initiative Handbook

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Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education, Educational: Sciences, general science

Last updated: 21/09/2022

This Handbook is based on the Science Education Initiative (SEI), a transformative initiative aimed at changing STEM teaching practices in university settings. The SEI was successfully implemented in two institutions (University of Colorado Boulder and The University of British Columbia) over a period of 10 years. The SEI centered on department-based Discipline-Based Education Specialists (DBESs), disciplinary experts with training in the science of teaching and learning who serve as catalysts of change within departments. The two SEIs have influenced the teaching of hundreds of faculty and the learning of tens of thousands of students per year by promoting the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM. These teaching practices are informed by research on teaching and learning, and often include some element of active learning.

This Handbook shares the accumulated wisdom of practice in how to effectively implement a model of change based on the SEI. It provides advice to the three main stakeholders in such initiatives: the initiative leaders who provide central direction and management, the departmental leaders who help lead the activities and engage faculty, and the Discipline-Based Education Specialists who partner with faculty to transform courses.

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UH OER Training

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Subject(s): Desktop publishing, Copyright law

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Outreach College

Last updated: 16/06/2022

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Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide

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Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 16/06/2022

One of the things that faculty often hear from students is that they dislike working in teams. However, employers stress that teamwork is an essential skill for the workforce and want applicants that can apply the knowledge and skills gained through their experiences to their new career. The goal of this guide is to provide students with tools to help them understand what a team is, the different roles that comprise a team and how they fit into them, managing the teamwork process, and how to effectively market teamwork skills to their future employers. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and evaluate themselves and their team. Employer testimonials are included so students can hear from professionals in different disciplines about what teamwork looks like and how it applies to their occupation.

 

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Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide - Instructor Companion

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Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 16/06/2022

This companion will help instructors who wish to implement Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide in their courses. Doing so can help students more fully understand how they can contribute effectively to the success of their teams in the classroom and workplace settings as well as evaluate and understand the team experience and communicate it to future employers. The companion will include discussion prompts, activities, lesson plans, and case studies.

 

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Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition

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Publisher: Tony Bates Associates Ltd.

Last updated: 01/06/2021

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Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools, tips, and techniques

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Last updated: 16/06/2022

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education

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Subject(s): The Arts, Educational strategies and policy: inclusion

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 30/08/2021

This collection includes some of the leading authorities in the field, including Marie Battiste, Noam Chomsky, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. It is geared towards courses that focus on methodology, colonialism, Indigenous research and knowledge, and theories of change.

The resource can be downloaded from the link Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education

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Parenting and Family Diversity Issues

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Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 16/06/2022

This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts.  It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

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Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin

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Subject(s): Language learning: specific skills, Cree languages, Cultural studies: customs and traditions, Cultural studies, Cultural and media studies, Social and cultural anthropology, Language teaching and learning: first or native languages, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, Language teaching and learning, Language self-study, Language learning: listening skills, Language learning: speaking skills, Language learning: specific skills

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 26/03/2022

Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource, offering a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This collection includes an updated and redesigned Cree language textbook, Cree language audio labs, and a Cree language workbook. Access the book from the link Cree: Language of the Plains. Other resources available are:

  1.  Workbook
  2. Audio Lab Sessions
  3. Cree Audio Sessions User Guide