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Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions∗

Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry (Athabasca University) 


Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: assigning sections is permitted, but adaptations are not allowed without permission)

For healthcare professionals, clinical education is foundational to the learning process. However, balancing safe patient care with supportive learning opportunities for students can be challenging for instructors and the complex social context of clinical learning environments makes intentional teaching approaches essential. Clinical instructors require advanced teaching knowledge and skills as learners are often carrying out interventions on real people in unpredictable environments. Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions is an indispensable guide for educators in the health professions. Interspersed with creative strategies and notes from the field by clinical teachers who offer practical suggestions, this volume equips healthcare educators with sound pedagogical theory. The authors focus on the importance of personal philosophies, resilience, and professional socialization while evaluating the current practices in clinical learning environments from technology to assessment and evaluation. This book provides instructors with the tools to influence both student success and the quality of care provided by future practitioners. (Description from AU Press)

Formats: Online (Manifold) and PDF

Suggested for:
EDU 5105 Inter-Professional Education in the Health Professions
EDU 5202 Teaching Strategies for Health Professions Education
EDU 5286 Technology and Health Professions Education
EDU 5298 Student Assessment Strategies for Health Professions Education


Crip Negativity

J. Logan Smilges (University of British Columbia) 


Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: assigning sections is permitted, but adaptations are not allowed without permission)

Leveling a strong critique of the category of disability and liberal disability politics, Smilges asks and imagines what horizons might exist for the liberation of those oppressed by ableism—beyond access and inclusion. Inspired by models of negativity in queer studies, Black studies, and crip theory, Smilges proposes that bad crip feelings might help all of us to care gently for one another, even as we demand more from the world than we currently believe to be possible. 

Format: Online (Manifold)

Suggested for:
EDU 7242 Critical Disability Perspectives in Education 


Critical Race Theory in Education: Reader of Open Access Scholarship 

Edited by Oscar E. Patrón (Indiana University, Bloomington) 


Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

This resource serves as a critical reader of open access (OA) scholarship on Critical Race Theory (CRT). Each of the authors selected a different article that in some capacity (e.g., guiding framework) involves CRT. Then, authors engaged in a review of the very same article. Each review includes a description of a) why the given article was chosen, b) the actual review, c) relevant questions for the audience to consider, and d) additional resources for those that want to learn more about the topic.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook and PDF

Includes: review, resources and relevant questions

Suggested for:
EDU 5466 Racism and Antiracism in Education 


Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives∗

Edited by Barbara Brown, Verena Roberts, Michele Jacobsen, and Christie Hurrell (University of Calgary) 


Licence: CC BY 4.0

This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB, PDF, and MOBI

Suggested for:
EDU 5188 Integration of Technology in Education


Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment∗

Jennifer Kidd, Jamie Kaufman, Peter Baker, Patrick O’Shea, and Dwight Allen (Old Dominion University) 

Last updated 2021

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

This book is the newest iteration of a project that began way back in the Fall of 2006. This book was written, read, and studied by Undergraduate college students enrolled in their first education course. We hope you enjoy the new content and the creative ways in which that content is presented.

Formats: Online and PDF

Suggested for:
EDU 5101 Perspectives in Education
EDU 5399 Development of Assessment Instruments
EDU 5499 Current Methods of Student Assessment
EDU 6293 Assessment for Learning


Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students∗

Linda Frederiksen and Sue F. Phelps (Washington State University Vancouver)


Licence: CC BY 4.0

This open textbook is designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. From developing a research question to locating and evaluating sources to writing a sample literature review using appropriate publication guidelines, readers will be guided through the process.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB, PDF, MOBI, and more

Suggested for:
EDU 5190 Introduction to Research in Education
EDU 6290 Research Methodologies


Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice∗

Edited by Kristen A. Munger (SUNY Oswego)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, and critical discourse analysis. Chapters are written by authors with expertise in both college teaching and the delivery of research-supported literacy practices in schools. The book features detailed explanations of a wide variety of literacy strategies that can be implemented by both beginning and expert practitioners. Readers will gain knowledge about topics frequently covered in college literacy courses, along with guided practice for applying this knowledge in their future or current classrooms. The book’s success-oriented framework helps guide educators toward improving their own practices and is designed to foster the literacy development of students of all ages.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB, and PDF

Suggested for:
EDU 5384 Integrated Approaches to Language Curriculum
EDU 5386 Seminar on Literacy
EDU 6203 Learning and Literacies


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