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
Understanding the Whole Child book cover

Understanding the Whole Child

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Jennifer Paris, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Alexa Johnson

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology, Human growth and development, Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 07/09/2022

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The Math of Money

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  23 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): J. Zachary Klingensmith

Subject(s): Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Business mathematics and systems

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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Interpersonal Communication

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

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

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  42 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Business Faculty from Ontario Colleges, eCampusOntario Program Managers

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

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

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

CC BY (Attribution)  32 H5P Activities    English

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  14 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Sheryl Third

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

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology

Last updated: 02/09/2022

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Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Gina Peterson, Emily Elam

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 02/09/2022

ECE: Diverse and Inclusive Practices in Nova Scotia book cover

ECE: Diverse and Inclusive Practices in Nova Scotia

CC BY (Attribution)  6 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Justin West, Matthew Sampson, Moashella Shortte

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.