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    Introduction to Education (BETA)

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    Contributors: Beasley and Haulmark

    Publisher: University of Arkansas

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book was written to provide students with an introduction to the field of education. The book is broken into chapters that focus on questions students may have about education in general. Although some chapters may go into more depth than others, this is created as an introductory text.

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    Read more about Foundations of American Education: A Critical Lens

    Foundations of American Education: A Critical Lens

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    Contributors: Wells  and Clayton

    Publisher: VIVA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    In this survey text, readers will explore the foundations of American education through a critical lens. Topics include the teaching profession, influences on student learning, philosophical and historical foundations, structures of schools, ethical and legal issues, curriculum, classroom environment, and the path forward.

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    Read more about Salón de Clase: Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals

    Salón de Clase: Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals

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    Contributors: Castro Ortiz and Zimotti

    Publisher: University of Iowa

    License: CC BY-NC

    Salón de clase, Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals is a comprehensive intermediate Spanish open access textbook with reading, listening, speaking, and writing practice for students who have an interest and/or intend to pursue a career in the field of Education (teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, support staff members, paraprofessionals, among others). This Open Education Resource (OER) aims to explore the role of Spanish language and Spanish speakers in the American education system, as well as to improve student communicative abilities in Spanish. Salón de clase integrates interactive activities (h5p), video interviews with Spanish speakers to present authentic materials, and topics related to education. Grammar is not presented as a standalone topic, but it is seemly integrated into all parts of this book.

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    Read more about Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

    Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

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    Contributor: Davies

    Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    The online geology lab for community college students was developed by Dr. Rondi Davies, a faculty member at Queensborough Community College, City University New York, during two years of forced online synchronous learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This open educational resource collects many of Dr. Davies’ favorite open-access materials and supplements them with her own work within a single, cohesive laboratory manual intended for two-year, non-major college students from the New York area.

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    Read more about Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

    Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

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    Contributor: Third

    Publisher: Fanshawe College Pressboks

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This resource will provide a context that will allow the reader to consider their obligation to reflect from their own perspective and will explore how to create a practice that best suits their professional setting. This book will bring together in one place the history, the values, the skills and disposition required to be a reflective practitioner. It is a textbook with elements of a workbook, embedded are opportunities to watch, to think, to write, and to listen allowing the reader to become a purposeful and intentional reflective practitioner.

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    Read more about Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER) - Australian Edition

    Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER) - Australian Edition

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    Contributor: Andersen

    Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This practical guide provides a framework and tips to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in Open Educational Resources.

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    Read more about Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

    Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

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    Contributors: Adams, Anderson, Becknell, Ivory, and Pashia

    Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC

    As so often is the case, the idea for this book came from a twisting path. Not long after we began collaborating and presenting together at conferences, we were invited to draft a chapter on critical race theory (CRT) in academic libraries. An invited chapter is, of course, very flattering, so we proceeded without much thought to who the publisher would be. Angela had been working on social justice issues for a while at that point, while CJ had a wealth of expertise on open educational resources (OER). We merged our two areas of expertise in drafting that chapter, discussing OER as an opportunity to not only save students money but incorporate CRT into the curriculum—both in content and in practice.

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    Read more about Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

    Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

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    Contributors: Cullen and Dill

    Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    "The present volume is timely not only because it models creative and effective strategies to advance both open education and information literacy, but especially because it poses critical questions and urges practitioners to go well beyond questions of access to and the use of information. It demands reflection on what is being accessed (and what is not), who is gaining access (and who is not), who is providing access (and who is not), and what the goal is of this access (and what lies beyond access)."—from the Foreword by Rajiv S. Jhangiani Information literacy skills are key when finding, using, adapting, and producing open educational resources (OER). Educators who wish to include OER for their students need to be able to find these resources and use them according to their permissions. When open pedagogical methods are employed, students need to be able to use information literacy skills as they compile, reuse, and create open resources. Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy captures current open education and information literacy theory and practice and provides inspiration for the future. Chapters include practical applications, theoretical musings, literature reviews, and case studies and discuss social justice issues, collaboration, open pedagogy, training, and advocacy. The book is divided into six parts:

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    Read more about Trauma Informed Education

    Trauma Informed Education

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    Contributors: Krishnamoorthy, Ayre, and Schimke

    Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    As an educator, have you ever wondered about students, “Why can’t she just control her behaviour?” or “Why did he do that?” The demands of the classroom, and the scrutiny of teachers, often leave little time for teachers to consider the complex needs of children experiencing traumatic stress. Drawing on their lived experience and professional expertise, the conversations with trauma-informed education experts in this unique book offer educators an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of students and strategies for responding with compassion and empathy. In a time of rapidly emerging scientific discovery, and social and political challenges, this book encourages educational leaders to question the fundamental assumptions of dominant pedagogical practices and sets the foundations for innovation in education.

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    Read more about Contextualised open educational practices: Towards student agency and self-directed learning

    Contextualised open educational practices: Towards student agency and self-directed learning

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    Contributors: Olivier, du Toit-Brits, Bunt, and Dhakulkar

    Publisher: AOSIS Publishing

    License: CC BY

    This book covers original research on the implementation of open educational practices through the use of open educational resources at the university level. The emphasis on open education in this book is on contextualising resources, supporting student agency and fostering self-directed learning specifically within a South African milieu. The envisaged chapters cover conceptual and review research and empirical work focussing on open educational practices and the use of renewable assessments. The work starts off with an overview of an institutional-wide open education project that prompted the research followed by research on open education in terms of various modules in the health science, music education, law, philosophy, dietetics, anthropology, French language learning, journalism and political science. There is a clear gap in the literature on open education in terms of open educational practices, specifically in terms of contextualising resources, supporting student agency and fostering self-directed learning in a South African context. Despite the existence of some general works on open education in terms of policy, social justice and open textbooks, this book will be unique in exploring the intersections of openness, specifically with contextualisation, student agency and self-directedness.

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