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Alpak, Elif Merve; Özkan, Doruk Görkem; Düzenli, Tugba – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
Landscape architects design the environment, which is an organic part, an outdoor extension of the building, according to the various functions of buildings. One of the most important objectives in design is to create a strong organization which forms a whole by combining different parts. While creating this organization, it is essential to…
Descriptors: Horticulture, Building Design, Architecture, Systems Approach
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Wooditch, Amanda M.; Rice, Amber H.; Peake, Jason B.; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explain the development of preservice agriculture teachers' PCK [Pedagogical Content Knowledge] for the concept of plant fertilizers within a content-focused methods course. The emergent central phenomenon was an overall lack of PCK development for plant fertilizers, highlighted by five main…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Agricultural Occupations
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Anderson, Neil O.; Hoover, Emily; Longo, Bernadette; Ross, Marjorie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Written scientific communication, such as laboratory reports, are important components of undergraduate education within the sciences. Since most Horticultural Science majors offer lecture- and lab-based courses, students often write laboratory reports for many courses across the curriculum and these reports comprise a large percentage of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Scientific and Technical Information, Grading
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Warner, Laura A.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This study tested the effect of four short videos appealing to environmental values on home irrigation users' intent to use good irrigation and fertilization practices. The videos were largely ineffective, and there was only a small effect on one of the behaviors within the fertilizer loss treatment group. Implications point to a need for…
Descriptors: Horticulture, Environmental Standards, Environmental Education, Video Technology
Zias-Roe, Shellie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory and descriptive research intended to examine ways to engage a vulnerable young adult population in environmental and ecological education and in community planning and public participation processes. A goal was to understand how to be more inclusive in the decision-making process at the community level based on ethical principles…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Equal Education, Inclusion, Environmental Education
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Warner, Laura A.; Diaz, John; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Gusto, Cody; Ali, Amanda D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension provides personalized educational services collectively known as individual contact teaching (ICT), yet these services often are not evaluated. This article presents results from pilot testing of an approach for evaluating ICT. Extension representatives and clientele provided data on ICT events, primarily office consultations and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Individualized Instruction, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Kalungwizi, V. J.; Gjøtterud, S. M.; Krogh, E.; Mattee, A.; Ahmad, A. K. – Educational Action Research, 2018
Engaging local actors in Environmental Education activities seems to be an important condition for environmental sustainability. Lack of common purpose among local and external researchers constrains the engagement. Following these insights, we implemented a participatory action research project related to tree planting as part of creating an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Planning, Cooperative Planning, Environmental Education
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Hewson, Federico – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
"Teaching Flowers" reflects on humanity's deep connections to horticulture by gathering varied thoughts from seminal writers in the field. In addition, this visual article draws attention to labor issues within the U.S. floral industry by documenting the author's exploration of flowers as social sculpture in New York City.
Descriptors: Horticulture, Photography, Visual Aids, Artists
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Abbey, Lord; Dowsett, Eric; Sullivan, Jan – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: Problem-based learning (PBL), a relatively novel teaching and learning process in horticulture, was investigated. Proper application of PBL can potentially create a learning context that enhances student learning. Design/Methodology/Approach: Students worked on two complex ill-structured problems: (1) to produce fresh baby greens for a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Horticulture, Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes
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Collins, Belva C.; Terrell, Misty; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
This investigation used a multiple-probe-across-participants design to examine the effects of using a simultaneous prompting procedure to teach four secondary students with mild intellectual disabilities the employment task of caring for plants in a greenhouse. The instructor also embedded photosynthesis science content as nontargeted information…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Prompting, Mild Intellectual Disability, Horticulture
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Zerger, Sarah – Natural Sciences Education, 2017
Sugarcane aphids are becoming a more prevalent pest in sorghum in the United States, especially in the south and are making their way north. There are many management practices that can be used on sugarcane aphids, the most important being scouting and maintaining populations. The most common mistake once a pest has been found is to immediately…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Animals, Farm Management, Agricultural Production
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Smith, Wally; Lewi, Hannah; Saniga, Andrew; Stickells, Lee; Constantinidis, Dora – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2017
We report and reflect on three projects, carried out by us as educators and technology researchers over a four year period, that explore the use of mobile technologies in the fieldwork of Australian tertiary students of architectural history, landscape history and urban design. Treating these as three case studies, our focus is on the emerging…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Handheld Devices, Architectural Education
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Stansbury, Kristin; Rye, James; Luna, Melissa; Lutz, Aaron – Science and Children, 2017
The authors describe how grade 4 students carried out an investigation about growing cucumbers (members of the curcurbit or gourd family) where they read information sources about seed variety; germinated seeds under different conditions; measured and partitioned growing spaces; collected and analyzed data on germination, true leaf growth, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Science Experiments
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Bank, Natasha; Kanda, Wisdom – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
Recruitment and support processes in sustainability-profiled incubators have received little research attention. The article addresses this knowledge gap in an empirical investigation of three sustainability-oriented incubators in Sweden, Finland and Germany. The data are based on interviews with managers, stakeholders and tenants in Green Tech…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Stakeholders
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Wallace, Allison B. – Honors in Practice, 2016
Allison B. Wallace describes a seminar in organic horticulture she created and teaches as part of an honors curriculum. She answers the question of how gardening is appropriate for high-ability college students by saying that she believes efforts to raise plants by relatively non violent means teaches and disciplines students in an ethical way to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ethics, Higher Education, College Students
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