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ERIC Number: EJ1122895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
An Examination of University Agricultural Education Faculty Attitudes toward the Implementation of High Impact Learning Experiences
Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Odom, Summer F.; Sledd, James
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n3 p162-179 2016
Meaningful learning is a goal across the broad field of agricultural education and high impact learning (HIL) experiences are a mechanism to facilitate that goal. The purpose of this study was to examine university agricultural education faculty attitudes toward the implementation of HIL. Faculty (n=85) from 10 agricultural education departments nationwide responded to a survey about perceptions of HIL experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The majority of respondents reported that as a student they had participated in HIL experiences such as study abroad, research projects, internships, and student teaching. However, neither participation as a student nor current involvement in HIL activities influenced their perceptions of HIL. Characteristics that influenced perceptions included teaching experience and departmental support. Respondents with less teaching experience possessed a stronger perception of the benefit of HIL and those who perceived they had departmental support reported less concern for barriers (i.e., time and planning) to HIL implementation. Findings revealed a need for support and training related specifically to the implementation of study abroad activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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