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Ronto, Rimante; Ball, Lauren; Pendergast, Donna; Harris, Neil D. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Food literacy can encourage adolescents to develop healthy dietary patterns. This study examined home economics teachers' (HET) perspectives of the importance, curriculum, self-efficacy, and food environments regarding food literacy in secondary schools in Australia. Methods: A 20-item cross-sectional survey was completed by 205 HETs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Algers, Anne; Ljung, Magnus – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
Globally, we experience numerous initiatives to increase the adoption of open educational resources (OER), but quality concerns challenge the adoption. In this study we present an analysis of the peer review process of an OER. The OER under review is produced by the European Commission (EU). It has the goal to teach children about farm animal…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Resource Units, Educational Quality
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Burghardt, Gordon M. – American Psychologist, 2009
Charles Darwin made numerous seminal contributions to the study of animal behavior over his long career. This essay places these contributions in the context of Darwin's life, showing his long-standing interest in psychological and behavioral issues encompassing all species, including humans. Ten areas are highlighted: natural history;…
Descriptors: Animals, Animal Behavior, Ecology, Psychology
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Kim, WooRi; Watson, Sunnie L.; Watson, William R. – Educational Media International, 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained significant attention in recent years for their potential to impact education at a global scale. This paper presents the findings from a study that examined the cases of three MOOCs, including Human Trafficking, US Food System, and Animal Behavior and Welfare, that were specifically designed to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Attitude Change, Cognitive Processes
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Nelson, Judith A.; Sneller, Susan – Prevention Researcher, 2011
Service-learning is one way of reconstructing educators' thinking about adolescents who demonstrate at-risk behaviors. It allows educators and others to involve youth considered to be "at risk" in talking about their concerns and interests, solving problems, and making decisions as they construct their own identities with the help and…
Descriptors: Animals, Service Learning, Adolescents, At Risk Students
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McGuire, Luke; Rizzo, Michael T.; Killen, Melanie; Rutland, Adam – Developmental Psychology, 2018
The present study investigated age-related changes in the intergroup allocation of resources depending on whether the ingroup norm was competitive or cooperative. Participants included children (M[subscript age] = 8.69), adolescents (M[subscript age] = 13.81), and adults (M[subscript age] = 20.89), (N = 263) who were inducted into simulated groups…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Resource Allocation, Children, Adolescents
Marino, Lori – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In a well-cited 1996 editorial in "Science," "The Activist Scientist," Jaleh Daie calls for scientists to take an assertive role in educating politicians and the public about the importance of government support for research. She writes that most scientists are reluctant to become involved in political lobbying for a variety of reasons--time…
Descriptors: Animals, Student Attitudes, Integrity, Scientific Enterprise
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Moore, W. Allen; Noonan, Ann Cassidy – Advances in Physiology Education, 2010
Recently, the use of animal laboratories has decreased in medical and basic science programs due to lack of trained faculty members, student concerns about animal welfare, and the increased availability of inexpensive alternatives such as computer simulations and videos. Animal laboratories, however, have several advantages over alternative forms…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Student Attitudes, Physiology
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DeGue, Sarah; DiLillo, David – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
Cross-reporting legislation, which permits child and animal welfare investigators to refer families with substantiated child maltreatment or animal cruelty for investigation by parallel agencies, has recently been adopted in several U.S. jurisdictions. The current study sheds light on the underlying assumption of these policies--that animal…
Descriptors: Animals, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Violence
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Jones, Mat; Dailami, Narges; Weitkamp, Emma; Kimberlee, Richard; Salmon, Debra; Orme, Judy – Education Sciences, 2012
Global food security and sustainability, animal welfare, dietary health, and socially just relations of food production have become prominent societal issues. They are of particular concern for young people as their lives progress towards becoming independent consumers and citizens with the capacity to shape food systems of the future. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Secondary School Students, Citizen Participation
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Jones, M.; Dailami, N.; Weitkamp, E.; Salmon, D.; Kimberlee, R.; Morley, A.; Orme, J. – Health Education Research, 2012
Promising approaches to the promotion of healthier eating among children in primary school settings include the opportunity to practise practical cooking and growing, promoting the take up of healthier school meals and nutritional education. However, less is known about the potential for strategies that integrate approaches through a focus on food…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Eating Habits, Health Education, Health Behavior
Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2009
In 2007, the United Animal Nations (UAN) launched the Humane Education Ambassador Readers (HEAR), an innovation that focused on mitigation of animal suffering through education. In the HEAR program, adult volunteers read carefully selected story books to children in grades 3-6 in schools or other educational settings, and hold discussions with the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Animals, Altruism, Empathy
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Stassart, Pierre Marie; Mathieu, Valerie; Melard, Francois – Journal of Rural Studies, 2011
This paper proposes a new way for sociology, through both methodology and theory, to understand the reality of social groups and their "minority practices." It is based on an experiment that concerns a very specific category of agriculturalists called "pluriactive" stock farmers. These stock farmers, who engage in raising livestock part-time…
Descriptors: Sociology, Animal Husbandry, Film Production, Participatory Research
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Friedland, William H. – Rural Sociology, 2010
The remarkable growth of alternative agrifood movements--organics, fair trade, localism, Slow Food, farmers' markets, community-supported agriculture, food security, food safety, food sovereignty, anti-genetically modified organisms, animal welfare, and others--and their attraction to younger academic scholars offer a unique opportunity to explore…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Food Standards, Comparative Analysis, Researchers
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