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Beyond Cook: Explorers of Australia and the Pacific book cover

Beyond Cook: Explorers of Australia and the Pacific

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Claire Brennan

Subject(s): Australasian and Pacific history, Geographical discovery and exploration, Australasia, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, Indigenous peoples, History of ideas

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 31/05/2024

When Europeans entered the Pacific they entered a place they thought they knew, and a place that was already peopled. European explorer accounts of Australia and the Pacific are fascinating in what they reveal about the people and places explorers encountered, and about European expectations of what they would find. This book is a guide to European exploration of Australia and the Pacific; to those accounts of contact and how to interpret them in the light of European preconceptions and misunderstanding; and to the actions taken by the people descended from the regions' original explorers.
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Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  11 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Tanya Langtree, Elspeth Wood

Subject(s): Nursing fundamentals and skills, Medicolegal issues

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 31/05/2024

Documenting patient care and records is an important skill for nurses. This peer reviewed eBook is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and related documentation matters, in the Australian context.
A Long Goodbye: Ed and Mary's Journey with Lewy Body Dementia book cover

A Long Goodbye: Ed and Mary's Journey with Lewy Body Dementia

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Adele Baldwin, Stephen Anderson, Michael Inskip, Kellie Johns, David Lindsay, Bronwyn Mathiesen, Marie Bodak

Subject(s): Home nursing and caring, Alzheimer’s and dementia, Care of people with specific needs, Educational material, Nursing and ancillary services

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 31/05/2024

Often the lessons to be learned from recipients of care are overshadowed by more formal learning strategies. Ed’s story is one of compassion, strength, laughter, loyalty and loss.  It chronicles the journey of caring for a loved one diagnosed with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.  Unfortunately, diagnosis of any form of dementia is more frequent in our communities than many of us are aware.  Very few people, however, journal their story as their lives, and that of those around them, change. Thus, the richness of learning from recipients of formal care and support is a unique opportunity for all health professionals working in dementia care. Further, the raw, honest insights in Ed’s story are a valuable learning tool for any health professional from any discipline, particularly those who are still learning their craft. Sometimes the impact our words and actions have on patients and families is not apparent, and Ed’s reflections allow us a glimpse into how the actions and words affect them, both positively and negatively.

New Directions in Guidance and Counselling Research: 2022 Edition book cover

New Directions in Guidance and Counselling Research: 2022 Edition

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

Author(s): Ben Archer

Editor(s): Ben Archer

Subject(s): Social counselling and advice services, Counselling and care of students

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 31/05/2024

Authentic assessment creates a more equitable and accessible educational experience. With this in mind, this book is a co-creation by a selection of 2022 cohort of students studying the Master of Guidance and Counselling at James Cook University. It is a showcase of the varied work of postgraduate students and demonstrates their passion for the field of guidance and counselling. The re-worked assessment presented here contributes to the growing body of knowledge in the field of counselling, as well as demonstrating the need for new directions of research in the Australian context.
Eddie Koiki Mabo: History in the Making book cover

Eddie Koiki Mabo: History in the Making

All Rights Reserved  3 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): James Cook University Library

Subject(s): The Arts

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 28/05/2024

In 2022, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Mabo Decision, this book was developed to provide a focus on the timeline of Eddie Koiki Mabo’s life, the Mabo Decision and the ways in which Eddie Koiki Mabo has been honoured and celebrated over the past few decades. As well as illustrating Mabo’s life and making connections with other resources for further reading, the book contains accompanying educational material available under a Creative Commons license for use in schools all over the world.

As the book contains information and images of a highly personal nature to the Mabo family, the main content of the book is freely available, but under an All Rights Reserved license, and may not be copied or distributed without permission. The teaching material towards the back of the book is available under a CC BY license and may be copied, adapted and distributed freely. Check the licenses at the bottom of the chapters for confirmation before re-using.
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JCU OER Author Guide

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  13 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Deborah King

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 27/05/2024

This Guide is for authors who are interested in publishing an Open Education Resource (OER) through the James Cook University Open Education Program.
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Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

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

Author(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Editor(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/05/2024

Confident Supervisors is intended to be both a textbook and a professional development resource for Higher Degree Research supervisors and researcher developers involved in providing workshops and resources to support research supervisors in their practice. Throughout this book, authors introduce different theoretical frameworks and concepts to provide supervisors with tools and strategies for responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with research supervision. It contains chapters written by current supervisors and research support partners who are engaged in the scholarship of supervision and can share the practical and theoretical constructs they employ in their practice. The authors have been drawn from a broad range of higher education and research contexts and contribute understandings of local and global relevance. This openly available eBook responds to turbulent times in higher education, offering practical tips and suggestions for supervisors to pivot to changing contexts.
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Creative Commons for JCU Staff

CC BY (Attribution)  64 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): James Cook University Library

Subject(s): Copyright law

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 24/04/2024

This eBook, adapted by Bronwen Forster, is designed for in-house professional development for James Cook University staff. This eBook is an adaptation of freely available course materials, including the materials for a US version of the official Creative Commons Certificate course. It includes H5P activities for participants to check their understanding while progressing through the units of information. JCU Library staff have enhanced the content with Australian content and examples.
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Shakespeare's Major Plays

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  17 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Cheryl Taylor

Editor(s): Kezia Perry

Subject(s): Biography, Literature and Literary studies, Education, Educational: Language, literature and literacy

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/04/2024

This book is designed to assist upper secondary school and first and second-year university students in their reading and understanding of Shakespeare's plays. The plays selected for discussion are those that students are most likely to encounter in their early adventures with Shakespeare. Each discussion provides guidance on issues raised by each play and suggests approaches from which students can build original ideas and insights. The book contains interactive exercises that are designed to assist students to understand and remember the characters, plots and structures of Shakespeare's plays. The book contains free full text copies of the plays. Volume 1 includes As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition book cover

Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition

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

Author(s): James Cook University Library, The University of Queensland Library, University of Southern Queensland Library, Charles Darwin University Library, Southern Cross University Library, Deakin University Library, Queensland University of Technology Library, University of South Australia Library

Subject(s): Law, Primary sources of law, Sources of law: case law, precedent, Sources of law: legislation

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 22/02/2024

The updated 2024 edition of this guide is designed to support James Cook University students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of legal research skills.