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Montgomery, Bette – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Communication is the foundation of professional relationships and collaborative teams within family and consumer sciences (FCS) (Mitstifer, 2014). These relationships and collaborative work may be facilitated through communicative actions. Educational structure is needed to intentionally focus on communicative actions in undergraduate coursework.…
Descriptors: Home Economics Education, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Communication Strategies
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Minkow, Sarah; Gray, Virginia; Rodriguez, Selena Nguyen; Reiboldt, Wendy; Childers, James – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Cooking attitudes and behaviors among college students--and related implications to dietary quality--are largely unexplored. This study assessed the relationship between college students' fruit and vegetable intakes and cooking attitudes, confidence, and frequency (N = 448) using a cross-sectional survey. Hierarchical linear regression models…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Kihm, Holly S.; Slawson, Jayetta – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Experiential education is a highly prized and effective interdisciplinary methodology to supplement classroom instruction and to improve student learning. Experiential theories have a wide reach, traceable to Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. John Dewey's pivotal work "Experience and Education," first published in 1938, is canonical in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Experiential Learning, College Seniors, Student Projects
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals frequently work as advocates for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). The purpose of this study was to explore IPV advocacy at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) and to provide suggestions for FCS courses based on findings. This…
Descriptors: Home Economics Teachers, Family Violence, Advocacy, Higher Education
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Nigg, Jessica K.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The roots of modern hospitality teachings are evident in the beginnings of family and consumer sciences (FCS). Land-grant universities of the Midwest (such as Iowa State University and Kansas State University) did not simply teach cooking and sewing, but they also taught "budgeting, table service ... and the production and marketing of…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Consumer Science, Education
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Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Lafever, Hayden A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Cottle, Frederick S.; Asbury, Mary Beth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Three-dimensional (3D) body scanning is becoming an increasingly popular tool for research in the field of family and consumer sciences (FCS) because it quickly and accurately measures constructs that describe the human form. This study compared viewing a 3D body representation to viewing a two-dimensional (2D) representation and whether the…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Esteem, Self Concept, Body Composition
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Bryan, Ann Ballard – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Historic preservation has significant impact on communities. The purpose of this study was to involve students in a historically based, culturally diverse community project in a rural region of Arkansas in order to make a positive impact in that region. Interior Design Program students (n = 6) within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Preservation, Rural Areas, College Students
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Towery, Pam; Schrock, Miranda; Landry, Alicia; Roofe, Nina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Undergraduate family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs help students develop skills essential to academic achievement as well as future employment and career success. Development of both hard and soft skills is part of the FCS curriculum and can include critical skills necessary to perform tasks required on the job as well as skills needed to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Science
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Mallette, Dawn M.,; Lyons, Linda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article presents a unit on arts integration implemented into a family and consumer sciences (FCS) education methods class is used to encourage FCS teacher candidates to engage secondary learners through creativity and teamwork. The purpose of this paper is to introduce one specific activity that integrates the visual arts into the FCS…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Family Life Education, Consumer Science
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructors have the responsibility to prepare their students to work effectively with culturally diverse families. In this article, we present teaching strategies for an online FCS course on culturally diverse families. We analyzed student feedback and reflections on certain teaching strategies to illustrate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Consumer Science, Online Courses
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Kang, Hye Won; Lee, Sung-Jin; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The purpose of this study is to examine breakfast-eating behaviors of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students in conjunction with their breakfast awareness and eating habit satisfaction. A self-administered survey was distributed in fall semester 2016 (N 289 students). Results show…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Black Colleges, Nutrition, Breakfast Programs
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Bradecich, Abby; Dayne, Nancy; Luna, Andrea – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Student-parents are an invisible but growing population on college campuses across the country, yet there is limited research regarding the needs of women who transition to motherhood while enrolled in undergraduate studies. Through focus group and one-on-one interviews with an ethnically diverse group of 11 mothers attending college on the West…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Undergraduate Students, Adjustment (to Environment)
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