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ERIC Number: EJ840193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
A Comparison of the Cognitive Behaviors Exhibited by Secondary Agriculture and Science Teachers
Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Torres, Robert M.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v48 n4 p106-116 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of cognitive behavior exhibited by secondary agriculture teachers and compare the behavior to science teachers. Teachers within the two groups were found to have similar attitudes toward teaching at higher levels of cognition. Agriculture teachers spent 83% of their time on lower-order behavior. Similarly, 84% of science teachers' time was spent on lower-order behavior. It was concluded that pre-service and in-service instruction should address teaching at higher-levels of cognition. When comparing the cognitive behavior of the two groups, no differences were found in their total cognitive behavior or their behavior exhibited at the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Opportunities for agriculture teachers to model higher-order thinking are abundant, teachers should utilize the opportunities to assist in the development of students' higher-order thinking. (Contains 6 tables.)
American Association for Agricultural Education. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri