49 Education – General

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Last update: Feb. 20/24

Case Studies

SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-SA) by CICAN

This guide identifies emerging practices in post-secondary settings across Canada that integrate the SDGs explicitly and curates a selection of these into an Open Educational Resource (OER) toolkit and guide to the SDGs for Canadian colleges and institutes.

This is a British Columbia created resource.UBC Open Case Studies (CC BY) by various

Click on “Education” in the top toolbar. These case studies offer a student-centred approach to learning that asks students to identify, explore, and provide solutions to real-world problems by focusing on case-specific examples. This approach simulates real-life practice in sustainability education in that it illuminates the ongoing complexity of the problems being addressed.


IRIS Center (CC BY-NC-ND) by The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University

Offers a wide variety of resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances. In this section, you will learn more about those services and resources, including how they are created and disseminated to IRIS users and educational programs in the United States and around the world.


Good Practices Guide (CC BY-NC-SA) by the American Philosophical Association

Published by the American Philosophical Association (APA), this document, over 90 pages long, contains sections on interviewing and hiring, teaching and supervising students, professional development of faculty and students, communication, social events, bias and discrimination, and mental health.


100 Ideas for Active Learning  (CC-BY) by Active Learning Network, Dr Artemis Alexiou, et al

100 Ideas for Active Learning is a practical handbook to inspire innovative educational experiences. It is for educators and curriculum designers who wish to apply active learning tools and strategies in their own teaching and learning contexts. Effective learning happens through embodied experiences, when students are utilising all their senses – physical, mental, emotional, and social. In this book, practitioners from around the world have come together to author one hundred short chapters, each with an idea designed to help educators encourage their students to take an active learning approach to their studies.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Academic Integrity (CC BY-NC-SA) by Ulrike Kestler

An interactive approach to conveying the values of academic integrity, clarifying the meaning of plagiarism, and introducing the basics of citations, quoting and paraphrasing.

Active Learning Kit: Engaging Ideas for Live Online Instruction by Cheryl Colan (Maricopa Community College)(CC BY 4.0)

Active learning ideas for synchronous online class meetings.

The Curious Educator’s Guide to AI by Paul R MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, Excellence in Teaching (CC BY)

Generative AI refers to a type of artificial intelligence that can generate content from text input. Generative AI utilizes complex algorithms, often based on machine learning models to analyze and learn from large datasets. This “learning” process enables generative AI tools to produce original outputs that can convincingly mimic the style, tone, or structure of the input data.

Embedding Sustainable Development Goals in Teaching and Learning () Author(s): Aditi Garg

This book is designed to help you identify the SDGs that are most pertinent to your course, develop learning outcomes that will help students work towards the goal(s),  and adapt methods of instruction for student engagement in sustainable development.

Embracing the Challenges of Personalisation in Mass Higher Education (CC BY-SA) by D. Lozza

This book is designed to challenge your thinking about current and future practices of personalization in mass higher education. The OER is embedded in the context of digital futures for learning.

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in Higher Education Environments: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples (CC BY) by Kristi Jensen and Shane Nackerud, Editors

This book provides both inspiration and guidance for those beginning work on affordable content and evidence of the growth that has occurred in this arena over the last decade.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Inclusive Pedagogies (CC BY-NC-SA) by Christina Page; Jennifer Hardwick; and Seanna Takacs

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.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Interculturalizing the Curriculum (CC BY-NC-SA) by Christina Page

This book 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.

Introduction to Education (BETA) (CC BY-SA) by Jennifer Beasley and Myra Haulmark

This book was written to provide students with an introduction to the field of education. The book is broken into chapters that focus on questions students may have about education in general. Although some chapters may go into more depth than others, this is created as an introductory text.

This is a Canadian created resourceOn Assessment: An Exploration of Emerging Approaches (CC BY-NC) by Students of TLHE 720 at Centennial College

This textbook was written for the elective course–Special Topics in Assessment–that explores the “why” of assessments and how to make them more meaningful for students and teachers. It is based upon five foundational — and assessment-related — concepts. These are: being curious (demonstrated by working through critical pedagogy), embracing the open (achieved through an exploration of open pedagogy), exercising choice (exercised through inquiry-based learning), being brave (harnessing what Amy Collier and Jen Ross (2015) have described as the concept of “not-yetness”) and awareness (expressed through the process of critical reflection).

Trauma-Informed School Practices (CC BY-NC-SA) by Anna A. Berardi and Brenda M. Morton

This text assists educators in the development of trauma-informed competencies required to transition to a trauma-informed educational environment. The principles informing Trauma-Informed School Practices (TISP) are detailed in Section I, “Foundational Principles.” It begins with an overview of the struggles facing students and educators, grounded in the reality that many students experience unmitigated stress and trauma, and this has undermined their ability to be successful in the school environment.

Tutor Handbook (CC BY-NC-SA) by Penny Feltner and gapinski

This handbook guides readers through the foundational skills and theory needed to be an effective peer tutor. Informed by the College Reading and Learning Association’s guidelines for tutor training, this handbook is a perfect accompaniment to the Association’s Level I peer tutor certification course. Each chapter covers a foundational topic in peer tutoring, providing real-world examples, prompts for reflection, and exercises for practice.

Universal Design for Learning: One Small Step (CC-BY-NC-SA) Author(s):Sara Dzaman, Derek Fenlon, Julie Maier, Toni Marchione

A learning resource to help USask educators reshape their teaching practices by using the principles and approaches of UDL.

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This chapter is adapted from Education - General in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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