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At UWest, we believe in educating the whole person. We were founded in 1991 as an alternative to the conventional university experience, integrating liberal arts traditions with a global perspective and drawing from Buddhist wisdom to create a community of collaboration and cooperation. Our graduates meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and globally interdependent world with creativity and compassion.

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There is an effort to build on the consortium offerings, UWest has begun its online education program development, by the end of 2019-20 school year,
UWest will be offering ESL, Bridge, and college English classes to consortium schools as well as other courses based on demand. The President, Dr. Chou, also has a guideline in making e-learning different. More >>

news image 2美國西來大學,成立"人間佛教研究院",以英文為主要研究語言,深入研究星雲大師和人間佛教,並將這些研究資料、論文整理發表,希望增加當地人對佛教和中華文化的理解。

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reciprocal teachingReciprocal teaching refers to an activity in which students become the teacher in small group discussions. Students learn to be the "teacher" by helping each other clarify and predict what is in a textbook and by asking and answering questions of their peers.

Teachers help students learn by guiding group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting. Once students have learned the strategies, they take turns assuming the role of a teacher in leading a dialogue about what has been read.

Reciprocal Teaching encourages students to think about their own thought process during reading. It helps students to learn to be actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read. It also teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps to make the textbook (reading materials) more comprehensible.

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ebookimageThis free eBook, eLearning Trends in 2019—the fourth one in this series, has been designed to be your guide to enhance, measure, maximize the impact and returns on your learning strategies in 2019.

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