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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Gilliam, Kyle C.; Baker, Matt; Rayfield, John; Ritz, Rudy; Cummins, R. Glenn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Educational research surrounding teaching methods and accepted practices is continually needed to improve teaching and teacher preparation programs. The revised Bloom's Taxonomy is often used by teachers in question development. The effectiveness of these questions are often dependent, not on the question alone, but also in how the question is…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Questioning Techniques, Learner Engagement, Cognitive Processes
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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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Bunch, J.C.; Rampold, Shelli D.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Historically, education abroad has been designed to provide students a full immersion experience by way of semester or year-long study at a foreign university. However, this traditional format has been redefined to include a variety of non-traditional international experiences, such as international service learning projects, internships, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Phenomenology, Agricultural Education
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Qu, Shuyang; Bletscher, Caitlin; Lamm, Alexa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undocumented immigration has become a hot political topic. Considering the significant role undocumented immigrants play in U.S. agricultural and natural resources industry and the voting power of the undergraduate students, this study assessed undergraduate students' attitudes toward undocumented immigrant issues. Using a slightly altered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Immigration, Multicultural Education
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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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Roberts, Richie; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education course exists to provide preservice teachers in agricultural education with knowledge about FFA and supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). As such, pre-service teachers embarked on a six-week project-based learning experience in Spring 2016 in which they raised a pen of broilers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation
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Sandlin, M'Randa R.; Price, Melissa R.; Perez, Kauahi – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The integration of hard and soft skills has become increasingly important to employers. Colleges of agriculture and natural sciences can facilitate the development of these skills in their students. The purpose of this study was to explore impacts of a behavioral style learning unit on soft skill development with 15 students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Agricultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes