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Mitzman, Stephanie; Snyder, Lori Unruh; Schulze, Darrell G.; Owens, Phillip R.; Bracke, Marianne Stowell – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
Recent National Research Council reports make compelling arguments for the need to incorporate spatial abilities and use spatial technologies throughout our educational system. We conducted a pilot study to determine the pedagogical effectiveness of teaching with geographic information systems (GIS) by using a web-based GIS tool of Indiana soils.…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Pilot Projects, Instructional Effectiveness, Geographic Information Systems
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Bonczek, James L.; Snyder, Lori Unruh; Ellis, Larry R. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2007
We describe our pedagogical approaches and experiences with an academic club service learning project (one semester, 20 club participants, including both graduate students and lower and upper-level undergraduates). Our service learning project responds to the recent demand for more community service-based club projects within the College of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Clubs, Service Learning, Soil Science
Lamm, Alexa J.; Shoulders, Catherine; Roberts, T. Grady; Irani, Tracy A.; Snyder, Lori J. Unruh; Brendemuhl, Joel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Collaborative group problem solving allows students to wrestle with different interpretations and solutions brought forth by group members, enhancing both critical thinking and problem solving skills. Since problem solving in groups is a common practice in agricultural education, instructors are often put in the position of organizing student…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Agricultural Education, Group Dynamics, Problem Solving
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Snyder, Lori Unruh; Gallo, Maria; Fulford, Stephen G.; Irani, Tracy; Rudd, Rick; DiFino, Sharon M.; Durham, Timothy C. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2008
Genetically modified (GM) crops such as maize (Zea mays L.), cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), soybean [Glycine max (L.) Moench], and canola (Brassica rapa L.) have been widely adopted by American farmers. In spite of their use in the United States, the European Union (EU) imposed a 6-year de facto moratorium (1998-2004) on the cultivation/import of…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Sanctions, Biotechnology, Unions
Lamm, Alexa J.; Rhodes, Emily B.; Irani, Tracy A.; Roberts, T. Grady; Snyder, Lori J. Unruh; Brendemuhl, Joel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The influences of cognitive styles have been the focus of research on problems in education for quite some time (Witkin, Moore, Goodenough, & Cox, 1977). In fact, agricultural educators are rapidly increasing the amount of research and education focused on understanding and utilizing cognitive function in an attempt to improve educational…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Agricultural Education, Educational Change, Critical Thinking
Lamm, Alexa J.; Cannon, Karen J.; Roberts, T. Grady; Irani, Tracy A.; Snyder, Lori J. Unruh; Brendemuhl, Joel; Rodriguez, Mary T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Experiential learning techniques have been used in agricultural education programs for decades. An essential part of this experiential learning process is reflection. Kolb (1984) stated "knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it" (p. 41) in a process that involves using reflection. Few researchers…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Education, Reflection