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Japanese Introductory 1

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  70 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Iori Hamada

Subject(s): Language acquisition, Language teaching and learning, Language teaching and learning: second or additional languages, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Institution(s): Monash University

Publisher: Monash University

Last updated: 26/05/2024

Japanese Introductory 1 is a comprehensive and engaging textbook for beginners eager to learn Japanese. Tailored to fit the needs of self-learners and students in academic settings alike, this book aligns with the semester timelines of universities in Australia and New Zealand. The book offers interactive exercises, cultural insights and a diverse perspective, including Indigenous voices from both Australia and Japan. It begins with familiar contexts, gradually exploring broader aspects of Japanese culture and language. Structured to resonate with learners from various backgrounds, it is a practical and engaging resource for those starting their journey into the Japanese language.
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Australian Politics and Policy

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English (Australia)

Author(s): Diana Perche, Nicholas Barry, Alan Fenna, Zareh Ghazarian, Yvonne Haigh

Editor(s): Alan Fenna, Diana Perche, Nicholas Barry, Yvonne Haigh, Zareh Ghazarian

Subject(s): Politics and government

Publisher: Sydney University Press

Last updated: 22/05/2024

The first open source and open access textbook on Australian politics, Australian Politics and Policy provides a unique, holistic coverage of politics and public topics for use in university courses.

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Making Public Histories: Australian History Beyond the University

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Author(s): Nikita Vanderbyl, Kat Ellinghaus, Clare O'Hanlon

Editor(s): Nikita Vanderbyl, Kat Ellinghaus, Clare O'Hanlon

Subject(s): Australasian and Pacific history

Institution(s): La Trobe University

Publisher: La Trobe eBureau

Last updated: 22/05/2024

This book is created for, and ultimately with, students in Making History HIS3MHI. It is used heavily in this capstone history subject to harness the principles and power of open education.

This is a book and subject that asks broadly what it means to ‘make history’ – in particular, what history means beyond schools and universities. We ask, what are the different forms and functions of historical knowledge in the modern and contemporary world? What does history mean in the public sphere, in parks, on webpages, in museums, and in people’s homes? What happens when historians operate in the public sphere? How is the past utilised by politicians? How does it bind us (or not) as a nation? How is it used to inform debates about the future both inside and outside universities, in schools, and in the mainstream community? How is history presented in commemorations, films, heritage sites, historical fiction, memorials, museums, re-enactments, and tours? What are the ethical and moral obligations historians have as ‘gatekeepers’ of the past?

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Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

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Author(s): Judith Rafferty

Subject(s): Physiological and neuro-psychology, biopsychology, Psychology, Neurosciences

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 21/05/2024

This peer reviewed eBook introduces readers to foundational concepts in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and social psychology to help explain why conflict occurs, how it develops and how it may be managed and/or resolved.
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An Australian and New Zealand Human Resource Management Guide to Work Health and Safety

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Author(s): Lynnaire Sheridan

Subject(s): Health and safety in the workplace

Institution(s): University of Otago

Publisher: University of Otago

Last updated: 15/05/2024

An Australian and New Zealand Human Resource Management Guide to Work Health and Safety (WHS) is comprised of three sections: an historical overview, an introduction to theory, and a guide to WHS implementation via the adoption and enactment of a safety management system.

The socio-historical review of human ‘labour’ outlines foundational knowledge on the intertwined origins of worker labour and safety rights, while contextualising the formation and role of unions in securing labour rights that, today, are standard in Australian and New Zealand contexts.  It enhances understanding of the historical origins of the contemporary disciplines of Employment Relations and WHS to explain their commonly shared assumptions and principles.

The theoretical introduction defines key concepts for WHS management and outlines James Reasons’ Swiss Cheese Model of safety incident causation.  A systems-based approach to WHS management is proposed as a mechanism to identify, and actively resolve, latent factors before introducing organisational safety culture as fundamental to effective WHS management.

The guide to implementation outlines the leadership commitment, policies, procedures, planning, and compliance competency required before a safety management system can begin.  It explores implementation of hazard identification, risk assessment, and hazard control procedures before emphasising that this should occur parallel to establishing effective emergency response procedures.  It concludes by outlining how to use measurement and evaluation to ‘close the loop’ ready for the next iteration of the safety management system cycle.

This book affords Human Resource managers a comprehensive overview of Safety I approaches to WHS while outlining how theory and practice is shifting towards a more human-centric, Safety II, approach.  It puts workers, and their health, at the centre of WHS management while recognising the organisational constraints within which WHS practitioners operate.

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Preparing Learners for Uncertainty in Health Professions

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Author(s): Michelle D. Lazarus, Georgina C. Stephens

Editor(s): Michelle D. Lazarus, Georgina C. Stephens

Subject(s): Personal and public health / health education, Health psychology

Institution(s): Monash University

Publisher: Monash University

Last updated: 15/05/2024

This book serves to fill a critical gap in existing healthcare education resources, by raising healthcare professional and healthcare educators’ awareness of uncertainty tolerance. This handbook explores the impact health professions education (and educators) can have on the future healthcare workforce’s ability to manage uncertainty effectively, and provides practical approaches (including exemplar curricular templates) for supporting this essential workplace-ready, transferable attribute.
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Building Your Career: A Guide for Students

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Author(s): Michelle Gander

Subject(s): Careers guidance

Institution(s): Flinders University

Publisher: Flinders University

Last updated: 13/05/2024

This book has been written as a useful companion for students in high school, vocational, and higher education to understand the world of work and how to establish a career. The lessons in this book are also useful to other readers, especially those that are in the early stages of their careers or those looking to transition into other careers - something that will happen much more frequently in the coming years. This book brings together scholarly research in careers and employability in an engaging manner for readers to gain a broader understanding of career motivations and identity blended together with practical advice and guidance on career management strategies.
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A Teachers Guide to Outdoor Education Curriculum: Victorian Edition

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Author(s): Josh Ambrosy, Sandy Allen-Craig

Subject(s): Outdoor schools / education

Institution(s): Federation University Australia, Australian Catholic University

Publisher: Federation University

Last updated: 10/05/2024

Outdoor education is a unique and well-established field of study with significant local and international literature to support it. Over the last 40 years, outdoor education in various articulations, has become a staple of Victorian schooling. Despite the long-standing tradition in Victoria, of offering outdoor education programs and subjects that aligns to the curriculum, there is currently a lack of specific guidance material to help teachers. It serves as a handbook for pre-service teachers and those working in schools alike, to develop contemporary units of work and assessment tasks as part of their schools outdoor education curriculum.

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Exploring Sociology in the Antipodes: Introduction to Sociology – 1st Australian Edition

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Author(s): Theresa Petray and Nick Osbaldiston

Subject(s): Sociology

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 02/05/2024

Designed to be relevant to a range of introductory sociology classes, this eBook weaves together ‘the canon’ of sociology with contemporary content, and material specifically relevant to learners in Australia and New Zealand. This gives students the necessary foundations to understand how sociology has emerged and developed in different contexts over time. The eBook ensures that readers are aware that this canon is the product of a number of factors and does not represent the limits of what sociology was and can be. Through an approach that recognises both the European classics and those not talked about enough, which includes sociology outside of the European and American scenes, the authors highlight classical and contemporary thinkers from a range of backgrounds.

This peer reviewed eBook includes interactive and multimedia resources to engage learners and demonstrate the dynamic, non-linear, and still-active nature of sociological theory. Even those sociological approaches which have long histories are still relevant and constantly adapting. This eBook includes up to date resources, such as statistics and other forms of data, to ensure the eBook is empirically grounded as well as theoretically developed.
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Sustainable Finance

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Author(s): Jacquelyn Humphrey, Saphira Rekker, Aaron Gilbert, Ella Henry, Ayesha Scott

Editor(s): Jacquelyn Humphrey, Saphira Rekker

Subject(s): Green finance / sustainable finance, Social and ethical issues, Finance and accounting, Climate change, Sustainability

Institution(s): University of Queensland, Auckland University of Technology

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 23/04/2024

In recent years sustainability has become central to business education and thinking. At the same time, there has been rapid growth in and demand for sustainable finance by governments, corporations, NGOs, investors and individuals. Concerns about corporations’ contribution to environmental and social problems has meant that “finance as usual” is being challenged. It is evident that the traditional view, increasing shareholder wealth as the sole metric upon which to make business decisions (“shareholder primacy”), is no longer appropriate for today.

Sustainable Finance provides a thorough introduction to the field of sustainable finance and how it is implemented today. We show the corporate and the investor viewpoint, as well as detail how government and non-government bodies have contributed to the development of sustainable financial markets. In the final segment, the book takes a “deep dive” into two pressing contemporary issues: climate change and Māori views of sustainable finance.

Throughout the textbook, readers are provided with engaging, interactive exercises and case studies to cement their learning.