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Hilgenberg, Gene; And Others – 1984
This curriculum guide is intended to assist persons teaching a course in microcomputer applications in agriculture. (These applications are designed to be used on Apple IIe or TRS-80 microcomputers.) Addressed in the individual units of instruction are the following topics: microcomputer operating procedures; procedures for evaluating and…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production
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Fritsch, Eva-Maria; Lechner-Walz, Cornelia; Dreesmann, Daniel C. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
In terms of sustainability, renewable resources, nourishment and healthy diet, crops are important to the public. Thus, knowledge of crops is needed in order to enable people to participate in public discussions and take responsibility. This is in contrast to former surveys showing that students' knowledge of and interest in plants in general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Knowledge Level
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Teplitski, Max; McMahon, Margaret J. – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2006
The implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) and other inquiry-driven educational techniques is often resisted by both faculty and students, who may not be comfortable with this learning/instructional style. We present here a hybrid approach, which combines elements of expository education with inquiry-driven laboratory exercises and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Laboratories, Science Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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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
Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN. – 1984
This guide, which was written as an initial step in the development of a systemwide articulated curriculum sequence for all vocational programs within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System, outlines the suggested scope and sequence of a 4-year program in urban horticulture. The guide consists of a course description; general course…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. – 1981
This competency-based horticulture curriculum guide is designed to provide secondary and postsecondary horticulture teachers with a task-oriented program in floriculture. It contains a master resource list, a listing of floriculture resources available from various states, and 89 competency task sheets organized into nine competency areas. These…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center. – 1995
This package contains an instructor's manual, an instructor's resource package, and a student workbook for a course in agricultural production and management as it relates to crop production. The module contains 17 units of instruction, each of which contains some or all of the following components: objective sheet, instructor's guide, information…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Behavioral Objectives
Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. – 1998
This document, which lists the horticultural-agricultural technologies competencies identified by representatives from business, industry, and labor as well as educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through post-secondary…
Descriptors: Accounting, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agriculture
Luft, Vernon D.; Backlund, Paul – 1981
This document is a teacher's guide for a unit in vocational agriculture for college freshmen. It is intended to be used for 20 hours of instruction as an introductory course on the crop industry. It provides a broad background of the industry, including production, marketing, processing, and transportation, with emphasis on identifying major crops…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Behavioral Objectives
Elkins, Donald M. – Journal of Agronomic Education, 1987
Discusses the advantages of using a pretest in introductory agronomy courses. Provides a pretest that has been developed for use in an introductory crops course taught at Southern Illinois University. Includes 25 definitions, 17 true-false and multiple choice questions, and 6 short answer questions. (TW)
Descriptors: Agronomy, College Science, Educational Assessment, Formative Evaluation
Ramsey, Jon W.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The National Research Council's (NRC) Report (1988), Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education, called on secondary agricultural education to shift its scope and purpose, including students' supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). The NRC asserted that this shift should create opportunities for students to acquire supervised…
Descriptors: Expertise, Delphi Technique, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills
Leonard, David – 1981
This manual, primarily designed to help Peace Corps volunteers develop and strengthen their agricultural skills, deals with traditional field crops. The focus of the manual is on surveying and interpreting local agricultural environment and individual farm units, developing agricultural extension techniques and practices, and providing basic…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills, Agronomy
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1985
This reference manual for training Peace Corps agricultural development workers deals with crops. The document begins with common units of area, length, weight, volume, and conversions between them. A practice problem is worked and other conversion problems are given. The second section is intended to show agricultural field workers how to survey…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Production, Agronomy
Ethridge, James I. – 1979
This resource catalog of horticulture curriculum materials for students with special needs is divided into twenty-seven instructional areas: aboriculture; annuals; entomology; floral crops production; floral design and flower shop operations; garden center; greenhouse; ground covers and hedges; herbs; house plants; landscape construction and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Annotated Bibliographies, Directories, Disabilities
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McSwiney, Claire P.; Bohm, Sven; Grace, Peter R.; Robertson, G. Philip – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2010
Opportunities for farmers to participate in greenhouse gas (GHG) credit markets require that growers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders understand the impact of agricultural practices on GHG emissions. The Farming Systems Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator, a web-based tool linked to the SOCRATES soil…
Descriptors: Climate, Horticulture, Influence of Technology, Fuels
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