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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if selected factors influenced the ability of students in school-based agricultural education programs to generate a correct hypothesis when troubleshooting small gasoline engines. Variables of interest included students' cognitive style, age, GPA, and content knowledge in small gasoline engines. Kirton's…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Power Technology
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane; Kacal, Amanda – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory, experimental study was to determine the effects that the type of reflection-in-action and students' cognitive style had on content knowledge of preservice agriculture teachers (N = 57) at Oklahoma State University. Students' cognitive style was assessed using Kirton's Adaptation-Innovation Inventory (KAI). Students…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cognitive Style, Creativity Tests, Problem Solving
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Baker, Marshall A.; Brown, Nicholas R.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the effects of order of abstraction and type of reflection on student knowledge acquisition. Students were assigned randomly to one of four treatment combinations in the completely randomized 2 x 2 design which included either abstraction prior to or directly after an experience, and either…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Abstract Reasoning, Reflection, Knowledge Level
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the effects of cognitive style and problem complexity on Oklahoma State University preservice agriculture teachers' (N = 56) ability to solve problems in small gasoline engines. Time to solution was operationalized as problem solving ability. Kirton's Adaption-Innovation Inventory was…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Problem Solving, Difficulty Level, Preservice Teachers
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Robinson, J. Shane; Baker, Marshall A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine which factors of human capital were valued most by principals regarding their decisions to interview candidates, based on teacher resumes. The findings of this study point to the fact that principals desire teachers who are academically rigorous. That is, they desire teachers who have strong…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Preservice Teachers, Principals, Agricultural Education
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Leiby, Brian L.; Robinson, J. Shane; Key, James P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This study sought to assess the perceptions of Oklahoma pre-service agricultural education teachers regarding the importance of identified welding skills standards and their confidence to teach them, based on a semester-long course on metals and welding. This study also sought to determine pre-service teachers' knowledge of welding prior to and at…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Preservice Teachers, Agricultural Education, Welding
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Stewart, Jessica; Antonenko, Pavlo D.; Robinson, J. Shane; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The focus of this exploratory study was to examine levels of technology integration, self-efficacy, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in preservice and inservice agricultural education teachers in Oklahoma. The findings of this study suggest that intrapersonal factors, such as self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge