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Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

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

Author(s): Theodore L. Steinberg

Subject(s): Literature: history and criticism, Literary studies: ancient, classical and medieval

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed, that, as the Roman poet Horace (and his Renaissance disciple Sir Philip Sidney) said, the functions of literature are to teach and to delight. The book will also be useful to teachers who want to convey their passion for literature to their students. After an introductory chapter that offers advice on how to read (and teach) literature, the book consists of a series of chapters that examine individual literary works ranging from The Iliad to Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. These chapters can not substitute for reading the actual works. Rather they are intended to help students read those works. They are attempts to demystify the act of reading and to show that these works, whether they are nearly three thousand or less than two hundred years old, still have important things to say to contemporary readers.

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Instruction in Functional Assessment

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

Author(s): Marcie Desrochers and Moira Fallon

Subject(s): Education, Teachers’ classroom resources and material, Teaching of students with different educational needs

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual’s challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals.

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Natural Resources Biometrics

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

Author(s): Diane Kiernan

Subject(s): Social research and statistics, Applied ecology

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. The following chapters cover one- and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), including multiple comparison methods and interaction assessment, with a strong emphasis on application and interpretation. Simple and multiple linear regressions in a natural resource setting are covered in the next chapters, focusing on correlation, model fitting, residual analysis, and confidence and prediction intervals. The final chapters cover growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, site index curves, competition indices, importance values, and measures of species diversity, association, and community similarity.

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Open Pedagogy Approaches

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education

Last updated: 17/09/2021

The term “open” has been heavily used in the past decade or more and can come with multiple interpretations: open access, open source, open textbook, open pedagogy … In general, “open” within these contexts implies unlimited, free, public access with the ability to manipulate and transform the educational content.Within the educational realm, we see even greater nuances of “open” in terms of how the access to and adapted creation work together. Our book aims to shed light on multiple definitions and how they are applied in a variety of learning experiences.Chapters provide case studies of library-teaching faculty collaborations that explore the intersecting roles and desired outcomes that each partner contributes toward student learning in an open environment.

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Revelations of Divine Love

Public Domain   English

Author(s): Julian of Norwich

Publisher: Milne Library

Last updated: 16/09/2021

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Andrew's Big Move

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Publisher: Milne Library

Last updated: 10/03/2020

Andrew calls his grandma because things from his bedroom keep disappearing into boxes in preparation for a move to a new house. His grandmother reassures him that everything will get to his new room, “Absolutely, rootly, tootly, kazootly!” And she is right!Andrew’s Big Move addresses the worries of a toddler who wonders if he will ever again see everything that is disappearing from his room as it gets packed for his big move.Twenty-six pages with color illustrations by Laura Funderburgh.