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Beck, Leslie; Patton, Aaron J. – Journal of Extension, 2015
A weed garden was constructed to quantify and improve identification skills among clientele. The garden was planted with over 100 weed species based on surveys on problematic weeds. The weed garden proved useful for introducing additional hands-on learning activities into traditional lecture-based seminars. Through seminar and field day attendee…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Gardening, Plants (Botany), Experiential Learning
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Jansem, Anchalee – International Education Studies, 2018
This qualitative research synthesis concludes and displays pictures of professionalism in second/foreign language education. Adopting Weed's processes as the methodological framework for doing qualitative research synthesis, the researcher employed seven steps, from retrieving to selecting studies directly associated with professionalism. The…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Qualitative Research, Synthesis, Second Language Instruction
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Stahl, Lizabeth A. B.; Behnken, Lisa M.; Breitenbach, Fritz R.; Miller, Ryan P.; Nicolai, David; Gunsolus, Jeffrey L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
University of Minnesota educators use an integrated pest management (IPM) survey conducted during private pesticide applicator training as an educational, needs assessment, and evaluation tool. By incorporating the IPM Assessment, as the survey is called, into a widely attended program and using TurningPoint audience response devices, Extension…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Poisoning, Extension Education, Audience Response Systems
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Andreas, Jennifer E.; Halpern, Alison D.; DesCamp, Wendy C.; Miller, Timothy W. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Early detection, rapid response is a critical component of invasive plant management. It can be challenging, however, to detect new invaders before they become established if landowners cannot identify species of concern. In order to increase awareness, eye-catching postcards were developed in Washington State as part of a noxious weed educational…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Agricultural Education, Educational Methods, Consciousness Raising
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Champion, Robby – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
If professional learning leaders are looking for a clear path lined with models of best program evaluation practices, they will become tangled in the weeds. After working for several decades to help professional learning leaders and their teams improve programs and evaluations, the author has observed several habits of mind and work that can make…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Leaders Guides
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Ongachi, Wycliffe; Onwonga, Richard; Nyanganga, Hillary; Wangia, Sabina; Chimoita, Evans; Okry, Florent – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
Farmer education and perceptions have been neglected in extension science. Knowledge, attitude and perceptions on technologies are key and first steps in adoption process. While Video Mediated Learning (VML) is a new communication approach currently being promoted as alternative pathway to foster knowledge sharing, Farmer Field Schools (FFS)…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Educational Technology
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Gersten, Russell – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
Each of the five articles in this special issue gets "into the weeds" in terms of studying actual classroom or school implementation of evidence-based or promising practices. Virtually all confront the issue of logistics and establishing an infrastructure for ensuring adequate implementation. In general, those studies that ask teachers…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Evidence Based Practice, Adolescents, Literacy
Gross, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore the lived experiences of women engineering students. Social cognitive and social cognitive career theories served as the theoretical foundation of this study. In this study, a sample of seven engineering students from a small private university in Ecuador were interviewed using a semi-structured format…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Engineering Education
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Micek, Timothy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
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Belyuchenko, Ivan S. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The basis of cultivated lands consists of the interacting populations of annual and perennial weeds and updated annually cultural annual plants, which have very limited data on the aboveground net production, and even less information about the yield of their underground organs. The aim of the research is scientific and theoretical development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Agricultural Production, Management Systems
Solomon, Benjamin G. – Communique, 2016
In August 2015, in an article entitled "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychology Science," the journal "Science" reported the findings of a comprehensive collaboration of social scientist researchers, collectively described as the "Open Science Collaboration" (OSC), who replicated the findings of 100 experiments…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, School Psychologists, Replication (Evaluation), Probability
Riggins-Newby, Cheryl – Principal, 2005
The job of an instructional leader, according to former Baltimore principal Deborah Wortham, is to be a gardener. School cultures left unattended, she says, sprout weeds that will eventually overwhelm the research-based programs, practices, and best efforts of teachers and administrators. The most aggressive and harmful educational weeds Wortham…
Descriptors: Gardening
Vilorio, Dennis – Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 2012
In this article, the author talks about the role and functions of a tower technician. A tower technician climbs up the face of telecommunications towers to remove, install, test, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment--from antennas to light bulbs. Tower technicians also build shelters and radiofrequency shields for electronic equipment, lay…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Telecommunications, Employees, Responsibility
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Rumble, Greville – Open Learning, 2012
Dual-mode universities operating in a tough economic environment need to be able to answer a range of questions concerning their use of different teaching modes accurately and with confidence. Only an activity-based costing approach will provide them with this tool. Cost studies of other distance learning projects may provide benchmarks against…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Money Management, Costs, Foreign Countries
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Duke, James – Nature Study, 2001
Explains the value of harvesting garden weeds and eating them. Discusses antioxidant and other nutritional qualities of weeds, weeds that are especially useful as raw or cooked vegetables, the importance of weed identification, and the dangers of weed-killing herbicides. Highlights purslane. (PVD)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Ecology, Environmental Education, Gardening
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