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The Science of Stuttering

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Last updated: 07/09/2022

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Digital Media Essays for Research and Communication

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Subject(s): Digital, video and new media arts, Education

Institution(s): Memorial University of Newfoundland

Last updated: 22/09/2022

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Applied Ethics Primer

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Subject(s): Educational: Philosophy and ethics

Last updated: 19/09/2022

Every applied ethics course requires some brief introduction to ethical theory and philosophical reasoning. Without this, applied ethics courses risk merely teaching students how to rationalize their prejudices and preferences rather than teaching them how to critically assess and engage in ethical decision-making. At the same time, spending too much time on normative ethical theory can take precious course time away from the applied issues that are the focus of the course.

The Applied Ethics Primer offers a concise intoduction to both basic argumentation and normative ethics that can be integrated into any applied ethics course. The primer provides the basic conceptual tools needed to analyze ethical positions, identify ethical problems, and assess arguments, all without assuming any prior knowledge of ethics or argumentation theory. The concepts discussed reflect the normative concepts that ground most professional ethics codes and debates in applied ethics. At the same time, the content is global, drawing on ethical theories and practices from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Indigenous traditions of North America, as well as feminist theory.

Part I introduces the ethical question—what should I do?—and how to address it. The first chapter alerts readers to the role of emotions in moral responses and the importance of reflection. This grounds a brief discussion of disagreement that leads to the second chapter on reason and argument. Here we introduce argument analysis and offer advice on how to engage in productive debates and the importance of public reasons.

Part II constitutes the main body of the primer—the ethical lenses. The first chapter brings the focus on consequences, presenting both the ideas of Mozi and act and rule utilitarianism. We then turn to a focus on action, with a discussion of duties based on social role, past action, and reason alone, which draw from a passage in the Bhagavad Gita, the work of W.D. Ross, and Kantian deontology, respectively. The chapter that focuses on character (and virtue) addresses both Aristotle’s eudaimonism and Buddhist ethics, particularly emphasizing the root poisons and the eightfold path. The last main chapter in this part addresses ethical approaches that focus on relations, looking at feminist ideas about personal and political relationships (with a nod to Kongfuzi), before turning to African communal ethics, captured by the concept of ubuntu, and the all my relations and seven generations teachings from the philosophies of the first nations of what settlers call North America. The part on ethical lenses  followed by a brief part that addresses a couple of important ethical ideas that cannot be captured by any given lens. Here we introduces the concept of ahimsa  (or non-violence), which reflects all of the lenses equally, and the concept of rights that cannot adequately be captured by any of them.

The final part addresses self-regarding attitudes, such as rational self-interest—which is shown to ground social contract theory—as well as biases like exceptionalism and moral licensing. We end this section with a discussion of helpful heuristics and conclude the primer with an emphasis on the importance of careful reflection and argumentation for ethical decision-making.

The primer has several pedagogical tools, including a set of recommended readings at the end of the chapters that address substantive ethical theories, a set of “Stop and think” reflective excercises throughout the primer, and brief self-quizzes at the end of each chapter. The appendix includes a set of tips for reading philosophy and a critical thinking worksheet. There is also a glossary for key terms. We also provide support for how to cite the primer and how to pronounce some of the unfamiliar terms.

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Academic Integrity Handbook

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Subject(s): Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Adapted version Cape Breton University

Last updated: 29/11/2021

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Cape Breton University Occupational Health and Safety Management

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Last updated: 21/09/2022

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Introduction to the Library and Library Research

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Subject(s): Library and information services, Nursing, Research and information: general

Institution(s): St. Francis Xavier University

Last updated: 28/04/2022

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Technically Drawn

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Subject(s): Engineering graphics and draughting / technical drawing

Institution(s): New Brunswick Community College

Last updated: 13/09/2022

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Thinking Critically About Classrooms and Curriculum

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Subject(s): Education, Moral and social purpose of education, Philosophy and theory of education, Educational systems and structures

Institution(s): Mount Saint Vincent University

Publisher: Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Last updated: 07/09/2022

Conversations about oppression, marginalization, at-risk children, and the specific manifestations of these issues are neither novel nor unfamiliar in educational circles. Well-intentioned educators have grappled with how to address these topics for years. As university educators who teach within a social justice framework, we acknowledge these lived realities and the everyday effects they have on individuals. We also believe that there is a parallel perspective to this which is equally important: a strenuous and deliberate examination of one’s own privileges. This book examines some key critical moments in schooling processes and practices and the impacts that these decisions and policies have on the lives of students and teachers.

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Thinking Critically About Classrooms and Income Inequality

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Subject(s): Education

Institution(s): Mount Saint Vincent University

Publisher: Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Last updated: 07/09/2022

Income disparity within and among school districts in Canada makes it difficult to fulfill public education’s promise of equitable schooling experiences for all students.  As educators, we must examine, carefully and critically, the impacts of socioeconomic status and social class on and for parents and children in the day-to-day processes and expectations of schooling.

Students and teachers bring to the classroom experience various cultures, races, identities, orientations, genders, socio-economic classes, religious or spiritual affiliations, abilities, language backgrounds, etc., and it is our job as teachers to teach all of our students to the best of our ability, not just the kids who look like us, talk like us, pray like us, or come from the same communities that we do.

This book discusses the ways that some students may experience school, with a focus on how some schooling practices rest on assumptions being made about students’ financial abilities to engage fully. Simply put, many students do not have the financial ability to fully participate in some school activities, ranging from not having internet and computer access to complete homework assignments, to food insecurity at home, to lack of access to “material or cultural goods” that often form the basis of classroom practices. We offer some analysis of how these factors may impact students’ experiences in schools.

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Accessible Teaching and Learning

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Subject(s): Education

Last updated: 19/09/2022