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Sustainable Finance

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  26 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

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: 04/03/2024

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.

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Leading in Health and Social Care

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

Author(s): Sheree Lloyd, Richard Olley, Eleanor Milligan, Katy Aish, Amanda Barnes, Janelle Craig, Jennifer Evans, John Adamm Ferrier, Hanan Khalil, Ali Lakhani, Karrie Long, Melanie Murray, Ana Rita Sequeira, Ruth Mackenzie-Stewart

Editor(s): Sheree Lloyd, Richard Olley, Eleanor Milligan

Subject(s): Health systems and services, Nursing management and leadership, Management: leadership and motivation, Business ethics and social responsibility, Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Business innovation, IT and information systems management

Institution(s): Griffith University, University of Tasmania, Murdoch University, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Technology Sydney

Publisher: Griffith University

Last updated: 04/03/2024

An open educational resource on best practices in leading health and social care.
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Customer Insights

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  38 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Dr Aila Khan, Dr Munir Hossain, Dr Sabreena Amin

Subject(s): Business and Management, Sales and marketing management

Institution(s): Western Sydney University

Publisher: Western Sydney University

Last updated: 01/03/2024

Increasingly, the concept of marketing research is being replaced with the term ‘customer or consumer insights’. As decision-makers are bombarded with data, it is important to have an Insights Team or Department which can sift through it all and identify those nuggets of information that can meaningfully explain human behaviour. Such insights must translate into an informed business strategy for success. This book has been curated to ensure that the practice of data collection, analysis, and interpretation is presented from an industry perspective.

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Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  39 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Danielle Hitch, Genevieve Pepin, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Valerie Watchorn (Deakin University)

Editor(s): Danielle Hitch, Genevieve Pepin, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Valerie Watchorn (Deakin University)

Subject(s): Rehabilitation, Coping with / advice about illness and specific health conditions

Institution(s): Deakin University

Publisher: Deakin University

Last updated: 24/02/2024

This textbook provides readers with up to date knowledge about the assessment, management and support of people experiencing Long COVID. Learning activities draw upon personas co-authored with people with Long COVID.
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Preparing Learners for Uncertainty in Health Professions

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  12 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

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: 19/02/2024

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

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

Author(s): Theresa Petray and Nick Osbaldiston

Subject(s): Sociology

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 19/02/2024

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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Principles of Strategic Management Accounting

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Stijn Masschelein

Subject(s): Accounting

Institution(s): University of Western Australia

Publisher: University of Western Australia

Last updated: 12/02/2024

This textbook explains the economic and sociological principles that underpin the use of strategic management accounting practices in organisations. Each chapter of the first part starts with a gentle, conversational introduction to the insights of one strand of academic literature and applies the insights to modern performance measurement and evaluation practices. The following parts apply the principles to specific accounting tools such as the budget, cost accounting, and the balanced scorecard. The textbook can be used in an advanced management accounting undergraduate unit or a post-graduate unit to give students a firm grounding to analyse measurement and evaluation practices in modern organisations. The textbook is meant to be a jumping off point for students and prepare them to analyse case studies and technical articles on strategic management accounting.
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Español down under: Spanish for Australia and New Zealand

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  4 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Ramon Lopez Castellano, Israel Holas, Fanny Rios Rodriguez

Subject(s): Language acquisition, Language teaching and learning, Spanish, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Institution(s): Deakin University

Publisher: Deakin University

Last updated: 12/02/2024

This book focuses on a hands-on, student-centric approach to learning Spanish. Designed for the Australian and New Zealand environment for use at Deakin University, currently available is foundation level content, suitable for a first introduction to Spanish speaking. The resource is still in development with additional content progressing to more advanced skill levels currently under development.
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Open Climate Resources for Teachers

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Ash Barber, Barbara Rainier, Dana Kuljanin, Garth Smith, Georgia Almond, Jing Shen, Kate Davis, Katya Henry, Kim Hall, Megan Tulloch-Nasir, Richard White, Ruth Cameron, Sara Roberts, Tara Burton

Editor(s): Richard White, Sara Roberts

Subject(s): Climate change, Education, Teachers’ classroom resources and material

Publisher: Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Last updated: 06/02/2024

This guide was hacked together by several contributors over the course of Open Access Week 2022 in an exercise of collective librarianship to create a guide to resources on climate science and climate justice with a local focus.
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A Teachers Guide to Outdoor Education Curriculum: Victorian Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (United Kingdom)

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: 28/01/2024

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.