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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this preexperimental study was to determine the effects of a blended learning environment on school-based agricultural education students' ability to identify 30 species of trees by leaves. Louisiana agriculture teachers were recruited based on district policy regarding whether students could use smartphones for learning in the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Hopkins, Nicole; Jensen, Beth; Dutton, Cassidy; Warnick, Brian K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The student teaching practicum experience is designed to give preservice teachers practical experience with teaching and is an important step in their development. While literature in agricultural education exists about preservice teacher professional development, little is known about the developmental process of agriculture teachers during the…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Self Concept, Agricultural Education, Practicums
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Harsh, Jessica; Meyers, Courtney; Telg, Ricky W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undergraduate students should be able to identify relationships between agricultural and natural resources (ANR) issues to be prepared for ANR sector jobs. The purpose of this study was to determine if communication courses focused on teaching about ANR issues influenced students' understanding of the relational nature of these issues. A…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Robinson, Kelly; Westfall-Rudd, Donna; Drape, Tiffany; Scherer, Hannah – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
A curriculum framework to support the integration of academic content to support students' development of 21st century skills including critical thinking and problems solving skills is notably absent from agricultural education. An integrative agricultural education framework is conceptualized through a review of literature in STEM education to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Mathematics Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Skill Development
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Cross, Sarah M.; Kahn, Sami – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Scholars in science education have reported an in increase in scientific literacy due to socioscientific issues (SSI)-based instruction. While several SSI are related to agriculture, such as climate change, whether to eat organic food, land use issues, and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), literature that connects agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science and Society, Gardening, Science Instruction
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Colclasure, Blake C.; LaRose, Sarah E.; Warner, Anna J.; Ruth, Taylor K.; Bunch, J. C.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Acceleration of courses has been documented to achieve an extended academic calendar, financial benefits to universities, time savings for professors, and provide more flexibility for students. The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' learning experiences while enrolled in two accelerated teacher preparation courses. Results…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Program Effectiveness
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Wells, Trent; Smalley, Scott W.; Rank, Bryan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Laboratory instruction is an important component of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). Early field experience (EFE) coursework can be an important component of agricultural teacher preparation programs (Retallick & Miller, 2007). Through the use of a modified photovoice technique, we…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Photography, Preservice Teachers
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Clemons, Christopher A.; Heidenreich, Abigail E.; Lindner, James R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess secondary agriscience teachers' perceptions, expertise, and importance of agriculture content areas in the curriculum. To accomplish this study the following objectives framed the investigation: describe Alabama secondary agriscience teachers by personal characteristics including teacher certification…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Expertise
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Heinert, Seth B.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Entrepreneurship in rural areas has been seen as a potential tool to mitigate rural outmigration. Entrepreneurship has long been a part of the comprehensive model for school based agricultural programs in the United States, often emphasized through Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP). Using case study methodologies, this study…
Descriptors: Profiles, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Rural Areas
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Service-learning's (SL) discourse is written as a story of victory, achievement, and transformation in school-based, agricultural education (SBAE). The resources dedicated to improving both learning and communities through SL can be significant. Little work, however, has been put forth to examine this victory narrative's underlying assumptions and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Social Influences
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McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
While shown to be less effective than active learning strategies, traditional methods of content delivery in post-secondary classrooms are the most prominent. Flipped classrooms, an example of an active learning approach, have been shown to be effective in long-term student outcomes. Team-Based Learning (TBL), a specific application of the flipped…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Everett, Michael W.; Raven, Matt R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Many universities integrate leadership as a core component of agricultural education. Interestingly, little research has been conducted on the impact of leadership courses comparing the perceived leadership skills and abilities of students with and without prior leadership experience. Socio-psychological measures of flow or optimal experience…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Leadership Training, Comparative Analysis, Experiential Learning
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Yopp, Ashley M.; McKim, Billy R.; Homeyer, Megan M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
In this collective case study, we described three agricultural education programs that challenge stereotypes of agricultural education in urban settings. We observed and interviewed teachers in different environments and, in many cases, while working with students. Observations were made in classrooms and laboratories at secondary schools, in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Agricultural Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, Catlin M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources (AFNR), and science is critically important. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable platform to connect AFNR and science; however, interdisciplinary teaching requires willing and able teachers. The current study considered the intentions of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food, Teaching Methods
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Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh; Claflin, Kellie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The relevance of experiential learning and opportunities a school farm can provide, along with the acknowledgment of potential barriers and the current deficit of research on school farms in Oregon make this study useful as a starting point in this line of exploration and in the preparation of teacher candidates. This study intended to gather…
Descriptors: Barriers, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Production
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