Further your Teaching Practice: Books on Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning at the Library

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Further your teaching practice at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design this fall, by coming to the display section and reading area for books and resources on pedagogy, teaching and learning at the Emily Carr Library from August 12th to September 16th. The library already has a number of textbooks on hand on pedagogy that will be featured, with new ones recently arrived and open textbooks on loan from the BC Open Textbooks repository.

All of these titles can now be found in the library catalogue under the new Teaching and Learning Series.  It is a developing  faculty and staff resource, so if you have any suggestions for books, journals or electronic resources, please send them to tic@ecuad.ca

The books are displayed on the main floor of the library, on the shelves above the staircase, with more books in the designated reading area located on the second floor of the library – just take the stairs across from the checkout counter or use the elevator located at the far end of the library. There is a computer kiosk setup on the main floor in the window to search the Teaching and Learning Series, the BC Open Textbooks Collection and other Open Educational Resources. Be sure to also ask the librarians about their fantastic Artist Book Collection and how to organize class workshops for it – http://www.connect.ecuad.ca/library/collections/artistsbooks

Open Textbooks from BCcampus
BCcampus has kindly loaned the following Open Textbooks for display during this event. All of BCcampus’s textbooks are available for free to both read and download from their repository at their B.C. Open Textbook collection. Also visit the Open Educational Resource section in the ECU Library Catalogue.

Adopt an Open Textbook for Your Course

Visit the archived online course by BCcampus entitled Adopting Open Textbooks.
Why use an open textbook? Here are a few faculty explaining why they use open textbooks.

New titles now available in the Emily Carr University Library.


Gamestorming : A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers 
By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo

Summary: “This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. Gamestorming is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace”

beetimeBee Time: Lesson from the Hive
Mark L. Winston

Bee Time presents Winston’s reflections on three decades spent studying these creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world. Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes—from the low hum of tens of thousands of insects and the pungent smell of honey and beeswax, to the sight of workers flying back and forth between flowers and the hive. The experience of an apiary slows our sense of time, heightens our awareness, and inspires awe.

service designService Design: From Insight to Implementation
by Andy Polaine
Service Design is an eminently practical guide to designing services that work for people. It offers powerful insights, methods, and case studies to help you design, implement, and measure multichannel service experiences with greater impact for customers, businesses, and society.

managing technologyManaging Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning
A.W. (Tony) Bates and Albert Sangrà
Universities continue to struggle in their efforts to fully integrate information and communications technology within their activities. Based on examination of current practices in technology integration at 25 universities worldwide, this book argues for a radical approach to the management of technology in higher education.   It offers recommendations for improving governance, strategic planning, integration of administrative and teaching services, management of digital resources, and training of technology

best college teachersWhat the Best College Teachers Do
by Ken Bain
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is–it’s not what teachers do, it’s what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning.

Enhancing Quality in Higher Education- International PerspectivesEnhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives (by Ray Land (Editor), George Gordon (Editor))
Enhancing Quality in Higher Education looks critically at recent developments in higher education, taking snapshots of changing practices around the world and analysing the varied theoretical perspectives of quality enhancement that are emerging. The opening section draws upon this theoretical base, whilst the second section contextualises it through the analysis of a diverse range of international case studies. The concluding section considers future prospects for the enhancement agenda in the light of the international pressures facing all systems of higher education in the future. Policy will inevitably be shaped by the historical contexts within which national systems are located.

Liberating Structures

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures (Simple Rules to Unleash A Culture of Innovation)
Authored by Keith McCandless, Henri Lipmanowicz
Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining approaches. The Liberating Structures website offers an alternative way to approach and design how people work together. It provides a menu of thirty-three Liberating Structures to replace or complement conventional practices.

Getting Started with Team Based Learning

Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Jim Sibley,  Pete Ostafichuk, with Bill Roberson,  Billie Franchini,  Karla Kubitz)
This book is written for anyone who has been inspired by the idea of Team-Based Learning (TBL) through his or her reading, a workshop, or a colleague’s enthusiasm, and then asks the inevitable question: how do I start? Written by five authors who use TBL in their teaching and who are internationally recognized as mentors and trainers of faculty making the switch to TBL, the book also presents the tips and insights of 46 faculty members from around the world who have adopted this teaching method. TBL is a uniquely powerful form of small group learning.

Other Open Education Initiatives in Canada

Banff Centre


University of Saskatchewan

Campus Manitoba


Open Textbook and OER Collections Online

BC Open Textbooks
College Open Textbooks HippoCampus
Merlot II MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks
National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NOBA Project Textbooks
North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) OER Commons
OpenStax Open SUNY Textbooks
Open Textbook Library Project Gutenberg
PhET: Interactive Simulations For Science and Math Saylor Academy Open Textbooks
Skills Commons Open Textbooks SOL*R
UC Davis ChemWiki Wikibooks

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