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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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Megan Robertson
Date Added:
08/31/2020
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
Material Type:
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
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Christina Page
Jennifer Hardwick
Seanna Takacs
Date Added:
08/27/2021
Information Management for Employment Law
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The Employment Law course, like other Human Resources Management courses at KPU, requires you to create an ePortfolio to consolidate and reflect on your learning. This workbook is designed to introduce you to the requirements for the Employment Law ePortfolio, as well as to provide you with strategies to enhance your work processes to support this assignment and your ongoing professional skills development. You will review this material in 2 in-class sessions, and it is provided to you as an e-book here for your ongoing use.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Christina Page
David Lecovin
Date Added:
03/19/2020
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
The Laws of Settlement
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Laws of Settlement revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’ outlined in Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis’ seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, making them relevant to the problems we face in the 21st century.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Erick Villagomez
Date Added:
08/26/2020
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
Making Sense of a Global Pandemic: Relationship Violence and Working Together Towards a Violence Free Society
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This textbook is an introduction to Relationship Violence and Working Together Towards a Violence Free Society.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Balbir Gurm
Daljit Gill-Badesha
Gary Thandi
Glaucia Salgado
Jennifer Marchbank
Jim Cessford
Julie Czeck
Sheila Early
Sobhana Jaya Madhavan
Date Added:
12/04/2020
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
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Andrea Niosi
Date Added:
08/24/2021
Organic Chemistry I
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An open textbook that is suitable for the first semester of Organic Chemistry. Basic concepts of the structures and reactivities of organic molecules are covered in this open textbook. Besides the fundamental discussions of organic acids-bases, stereochemistry, IR and NMR, this book also includes the topics of substitution and elimination reactions, radical substitution of alkanes, preparation and reactions of alkenes and alkynes.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Xin Liu
Date Added:
02/14/2022
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:
Government/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 (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