NSCC Open Textbook Catalogue

This catalogue contains NSCC Open Textbook Titles that have been authored or adapted at NSCC

and Open Textbooks being used by NSCC instructors.

All titles hosted on NSCC Pressbooks.

101 results
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Interpersonal Communication

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Author(s): Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, Katherine S. Thweatt

Subject(s): Communication studies

Last updated: 02/09/2022

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is  an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

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Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition

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Subject(s): Business studies: general

Publisher: eCampusOntario

Last updated: 02/09/2022

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundation of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Management Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances.
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Facilitating Student Collaboration in Groups and Teams

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Subject(s): Teaching skills and techniques

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 02/09/2022

By engaging with the materials in this resource, you will be able to: (1) Define how group work connects to the learning objectives of your course/program (2) Compare strategies for forming teams (3) Incorporate explicit teaching on team/group processes into your courses (4) Facilitate the process of effective team formation and collaborative work (5) Facilitate team development in culturally diverse teams (6) Use strategies to minimize the possibility of social loafing (7) Explore strategies for evaluating team projects
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Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

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Author(s): Kelly McKown

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

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Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Institution(s): Fanshawe College

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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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ECE Developmental Psychology

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Author(s): Bill Pelz, Linda Overstreet

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

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Author(s): Gina Peterson, Emily Elam

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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ECE: Diverse and Inclusive Practices in Nova Scotia

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Subject(s): Early childhood care and education, Teaching of students with different educational needs, Educational: Child care / Child development

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 02/09/2022

Diverse and inclusive practices is an ongoing process of recognizing and valuing the perspective of individual learners in all learning environments. Diverse and inclusive practices are not a set of ways to fix what or who doesn’t fit. It is not a reaction to different types of people. It is instead a conscious effort, making the space we share accessible to and representative of all. We cannot know what everyone will need to feel they belong, but we can share our diversity with pride and make space for conversations and actions to expand further. This open textbook is a guide to understanding how to support meaningful participation, make space for people and create engaging and welcoming learning environments.
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Communication @ Work Seneca Edition

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Author(s): Jordan Smith

Subject(s): Business communication and presentation, Canadian English

Last updated: 31/08/2022

Communication @ Work is designed to guide college students in developing the vital communication skills that are necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. It is conveniently presented in a variety of AODA-compliant formats and written in the reader-friendly style of a professional email between colleagues.
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NSCC College 101 Guide

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Author(s): Nova Scotia Community College

Subject(s): Study and learning skills: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 16/08/2022

Welcome to college! Whether this is your first time in post-secondary education, or whether you are returning to studies, you’re arriving with some goals you want to achieve. Perhaps you are taking a focused program to lead you into your desired career.  Perhaps you are exploring courses in different areas, providing a foundation for future specialization.  Wherever you are in your journey, you find yourself in a learning environment that is different from one you have experienced before.

A good foundation for college is learning how to learn.  By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning.  Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common.  The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Who is this book for?

This book focuses on the skills you’ll need to be successful in undergraduate courses or other adult education classes. If you are:

  • new to college studies
  • returning to college after some time away
  • a mature student
  • an international student
  • or a continuing student who wants to improve their current skills and strategies

this book is meant to support you in your journey.