ERIC Number: EJ1092528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Participant Comfort with and Application of Inquiry-Based Learning: Results from 4-H Volunteer Training
Haugen, Heidi; Stevenson, Anne; Meyer, Rebecca L.
Journal of Extension, v54 n1 Article 1FEA5 Feb 2016
This article explores how a one-time training designed to support learning transfer affected 4-H volunteers' comfort levels with the training content and how comfort levels, in turn, affected the volunteers' application of tools and techniques learned during the training. Results of a follow-up survey suggest that the training participants experienced increases in comfort with guiding inquiry-based learning and achieved high levels of application of the tools and techniques presented during the training. The data indicate that providing participants with opportunities during training to experience tools and build skills by practicing techniques helps them more effectively guide learning in the future.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Volunteer Training, Participation, Workshops, Volunteers, Adults, Youth, Followup Studies, Test Items, Questioning Techniques, Surveys, Extension Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota