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Academic Writing Basics
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Designed specifically for Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, this Pressbook offers interactive activities and strategies for developing academic writing skills. Learners have the opportunity to review key parts of the writing process from interpreting their assignment instructions, organizing their ideas, drafting their writing, and revising their work.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Megan Robertson
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Business Writing For Everyone
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This book takes an inductive, inclusive approach to business communication. It has the following goals:

To meet the needs of a diverse student population, including English language learners, students from diverse cultural backgrounds, mature students, and students who are LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and/or disabled. The author has taken care to include activities, examples and reflection exercises tailored to a wide range of students, and to collaborate with communicators from diverse backgrounds.
To offer an inductive, iterative approach to business communication that focuses less on genre and more on the decisions communicators make.
To encourage students to reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs and assumptions about communication, and to connect their learning to other courses and/or their workplace experience. Each chapter begins with a ‘Questions for Reflection’ section so that students can reflect individually or in a learning journal and ends with suggested reflection activities that an instructor can assign.
To prepare students for a diverse workforce by including the voices of communicators from many different backgrounds.
This book also contains narratives by Brenda Fernie, who is the President of Seyem, the economic development branch of the Kwantlen First Nation. Students are invited to read her narrative then reflect on it as they read the rest of the chapter. Instructors may choose to have students freewrite about the connection between the narrative and the chapter in order to deepen their understanding of both.

Subject:
Business and Communication
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Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Arley Cruthers
Date Added:
05/04/2020
Communication at Work
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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.

Subject:
Business and Communication
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Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Jordan Smith
Date Added:
09/07/2020
Developing Organizational and Managerial Wisdom - 2nd Edition
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This book presents novel research results in the dynamics of values, rationality, and power in organizations. Through this understanding, readers will gain insights and frameworks to understand others' actions within their environment. Armed with the knowledge of how values, rationality, and power influence people's actions, readers will gain tools they can use to navigate the complexity of organizations to foster wise action.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Brad C. Anderson
Date Added:
04/30/2021
Doing Research
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A modules-based approach to learning research skills that emphasizes the reflective nature of information discovery, the contextual basis for evaluating that information, and a recognition that information has value.

Subject:
Information Science
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Textbook
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Celia Brinkerhoff
Date Added:
08/18/2020
EAP: Women in Wikipedia
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This open textbook is the course resource pack for an academic English course that is designed to address gender disparity on Wikipedia. Students will join the international encyclopedia community to enhance and apply academic skills relating to critical digital literacy, research, critical thinking, factual writing and professional communication. The assignments in this open textbook constitute of progressively sequenced formative learning activities that take students through the essentials of becoming proficient Wikipedia contributors.

Subject:
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Joerdis Weilandt
Date Added:
03/01/2021
Facilitating Student Collaboration in Groups and Teams
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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

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Christina Page
Lisa Gedak
Nishan Perera
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Inclusive Pedagogies
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Building on the principles explored in Foundations of Intercultural Teaching, this resource introduces educators to educational strategies that can foster more inclusive, equitable, and just classroom environments.

Subject:
Education
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Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Christina Page
Jennifer Hardwick
Seanna Takacs
Date Added:
08/27/2021
Interculturalizing the Curriculum
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Interculturalizing the Curriculum is the third in a series of educator development resources on interculturality. Developed for the KPU Intercultural Teaching Program, this short book engages educators in two main strands of interculturalizing the curriculum: (1) revising curriculum to reflect intercultural learning outcomes, and diverse content from multiple perspectives, and (2) supporting student interculturality development.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Christina Page
Date Added:
08/27/2021
Introduction to Chemistry (revised)
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The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
David W. Ball
Jessie A. Key
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Introductory Chemistry
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The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
David W. Ball
Jessie A. Key
Date Added:
02/19/2021
Learning Statistics with R
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Learning Statistics with R covers the contents of an introductory statistics class, as typically taught to undergraduate psychology students, focusing on the use of the R statistical software. The book discusses how to get started in R as well as giving an introduction to data manipulation and writing scripts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Danielle Navarro
Date Added:
10/14/2020
An Open Guide to IMC
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This Guide has been created for those with the fewest number of resources and the smallest of budgets. It is dedicated to educators, activists, non-profits, charities, advocacy groups, and social justice leaders who are putting in the work to make our world a better place. It was created by 34 Kwantlen Polytechnic University students during the summer of 2020.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Andrea Niosi
Date Added:
08/24/2021
Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction
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This open educational resource (OER) brings together Canadian and international scholars in a contemporary, pluralistic volume introducing undergraduates in a variety of relevant disciplines to political ideologies and worldviews. This introductory volume is also suitable for a wider general audience. This volume is the first of its kind, a fully open textbook on political worldviews that deals with the historical development of classical ideologies, while expanding and updating the subject using contemporary political examples and non-Eurocentric examinations of ideology. The volume includes chapters on Indigenous worldviews, Confucianism, and the future of ideology in the emerging global order. The volume also contains valuable sets of discussion questions throughout.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Arjun Tremblay
Conrad King
Dave Poitras
Étienne Schmitt
Francis Abiew
Frédérick Guillaume Dufour
Gregory Millard
Jackie F. Steele
Jennifer Anaquod
John Wright
Logan Masilamani
Ross Pink
Serbulent Turan
Serdar Kaya
Tyler Chamberlain
Valérie Vézina
Date Added:
08/29/2021
Preparing for the Canadian Classroom
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Choosing to study internationally also means that you are beginning an intercultural learning journey. Your personal strengths and prior learning will support you along this path. You will also quickly notice that ways of learning might be different in Canada than you’ve experienced before, while other aspects of your life as a student may be quite similar. This resource is designed to help you start your journey well. This book will introduce you to key skills that you can begin developing even before you travel to Canada.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres
Date Added:
01/11/2021
Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements
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Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. This first edition supports student achievement of the Level 1 and 2 learning goals for Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Line F2.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Michelle Nakano
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements (F2 - 3and4)
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Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. This edition supports student achievement of the Level 3 and 4 learning goals for Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Line F2.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Michelle Nakano
Date Added:
12/06/2020
Research Methods in Psychology - 4th American Edition
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This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design. In addition, the following revisions were made to specific chapters:

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Carrie Cuttler
Dana C. Leighton
Rajiv S. Jhangiani
Date Added:
12/03/2019
University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed
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University 101: Study Strategize Succeed helps you to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by 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.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres
Date Added:
08/18/2020