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Presentations by Dr. Gregory Cajete

By Ted W

Dr. Gregory Cajete made several presentations to NWIC students, faculty and staff during the week of April 26-20, 2010. Two of the presentations are available below. The first is a presentation on sustainability made to students and faculty. Click the following link to view the PowerPoint presentation: Re-Building Sustainable Communities – Home Coming The... »

Service Learning in the Classroom

By Ted W

Overview Service learning is a teaching method that combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility.  Service learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing academic skills, sense of responsibility, and commitment to the community. (Community College National Center for... »

Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement

By Ted W

Overview Many theorists predict that online education will gradually surpass traditional classrooms in the role of educating students in higher education.  Peter Drucker, management icon, states that “In 30 years, the universities of America, as we have traditionally known them, will be barren wastelands.”   Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos in their top-selling book,... »

Learning Styles and Preferences


Overview The concept of “learning styles” derives from the observation that individuals have characteristic and preferred ways of gathering, interpreting, organizing, recalling and thinking about information (Davis, 2009). The term “learning style” has been used in many ways to indicate the ways in which people learn. The terms “learning style,” “learning preference,” and “learning... »


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