Textbooks In Development
The primary objective of this book is to provide a resource for graduate teaching assistants who are looking for practical strategies and guidance as they begin their careers as postsecondary STEM educators. The text will be designed to address a comprehensive list of topics to support the professional development of new faculty, recognizing that those holding academic faculty positions within a college or university are expected to be active in teaching, discovery, and outreach.
Our goal is to present concepts and skills in
various ways, ask students to talk about and work with their understanding, and then ask questions
about what students actually mean when they use specific words and ideas. Critical to the success
of this approach is time: the time required to understand what students think before, during, and
after reading the text and working with the applets and activities; the time required for students to
recognize and talk about their assumptions; the time required to listen to them, to ask them what,
exactly, they mean, and for them to explain, analyze, and where appropriate reconsider, their ideas.
Introduction to neuroscience.
Open textbook for introductory geology courses
This content knowledge book is meant for future science teachers. It is divided into four parts which align with the Science Methods II course at the University of Iowa: Space Science, Earth Science, Climate Change, and Pedagogy. Within each part, the material is broken down into smaller chapters. Here you will find written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes to help you understand the material. This book is designed to be a flexible resource; use it as much or as little as you need throughout the course.
A Human Sexuality Reader for the Behavioral Sciences
This text provides a a graduate level introduction to the field of educational technology.
This text is an introduction to soil physical properties and processes.
Eric Howerton, Oklahoma State University
Michael Beilfuss, Missouri Southern State University
Katrina Peterson, Roswell, New Mexico
This modern, open-source guide to technical and professional writing explores workplace composition through theoretical and practical applications. Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.
This resource will be the initial product of an open pedagogy project completed as part of a graduate level critical feminist methodologies course. The introduction to the book will set the stage by providing the epistemological and theoretical grounding of the course materials, describe the materials the students read, and provide information about the exemplar assignment. The main body of of the text will include scholarly discussions and analyses of thematically grouped exemplar work representative of critical feminist methodologies. Complementary to each scholarly analysis will be pieces focused on the work created from the perspective of the population and voices addressed in the exemplar.