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Read more about The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology

The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology

Michael Wesch, Kansas State University

Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. “Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage,” Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. “Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. … It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one’s hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a “heroic” profession.” What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world’s jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human.

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Read more about Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Multiple Authors

¿Qué es la pedagogía abierta? ¿Cómo la están poniendo en práctica los profesores en sus aulas para construir textos abiertos y otros recursos educativos abiertos? ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de la pedagogía abierta? Esta sección responde a estas preguntas y proporciona ideas para trabajar dentro de las estructuras de enseñanza existentes para introducir la pedagogía abierta en sus clases.

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Read more about Desafíos De La Formación Ciudadana En La Era Digital: Estadodelarte

Desafíos De La Formación Ciudadana En La Era Digital: Estadodelarte

David Contreras Guzmán, Escuela de Pedagogía

David Aceituno Silva, Instituto de Historia

Antonio Tapia Zúñiga, Instituto de Historia

Esta publicación es posible gracias al proyecto “Fortaleciendo la Democracia a través del Ciudadanía Digital en Chile y México”, desarollado por La Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile y el Instituto Belisario Domínguez del Senado de México, y financiado por el Fondo Conjunto de Cooperación México–Chile (convocatoria 2015). Dicho fondo es administrado por la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo de Chile (AGCID) y la Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID).

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Jannett Fonseca

Francisca Henríquez, Henríquez

This course material has been created for the course “Evaluation of comprehension and oral and written production in English” (LCL 462) from the English Language Teaching (ELT) program at the Institute of Literature and Language Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). This course is located in the 8th semester of the curriculum of the bachelor degree of “Pedagogy in English” (English Language Initial Teacher Training) at PUCV. This course corresponds to the area of specific disciplinary training, complements the professional training course “Evaluation of Learning” of the School of Pedagogy and precedes the professional practice, academic-professional activity culminating in the curriculum of this career.

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Read more about OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

Andrew Wesolek, Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Lashley, Boise State University

Anne Langley, University of Connecticut

We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

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Read more about The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Jonathan Gray, King’s College London

Lucy Chambers

Liliana Bounegru

When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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Read more about An Introduction to Technical Theatre

An Introduction to Technical Theatre

Tal Sanders, Pacific University

An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.

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Read more about Open Resources for Community College Algebra

Open Resources for Community College Algebra

Portland Community College Faculty

Open Resources for Community College Algebra (ORCCA) is an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra. At Portland Community College, Part 1 is used in MTH 60, Part 2 is used in MTH 65, and Part 3 is used in MTH 95.

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Read more about American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Dan Allosso

For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

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Read more about Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

René Alderliesten

This book provides an introduction to the discipline of aerospace structures and materials. It is the first book to date that includes all relevant aspects of this discipline within a single monologue. These aspects range from materials, manufacturing and processing techniques, to structures, design principles and structural performance, including aspects like durability and safety. With the purpose of introducing students into the basics of the entire discipline, the book presents the subjects broadly and loosely connected, adopting either a formal description or an informal walk around type of presentation. A key lessons conveyed within this book is the interplay between the exact science and engineering topics, like solid material physics and structural analysis, and the soft topics that are not easily captured by equations and formulas. Safety, manufacturability, availability and costing are some of these topics that are presented in this book to explain decisions and design solutions within this discipline.

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