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Figland, Whitney L.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Roberts, Richie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
In higher education classrooms, teacher-centered instruction remains the dominant learning approach. However, as calls have increased for university graduates to demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems, active learning strategies such as flipped classrooms and team-based learning (TBL), have emerged as popular approaches to ensure…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Agricultural Education
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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The smartphone is perhaps the most influential device in modern society. Research has indicated students perceived that using smartphones in the classroom aided learning. However, most American high schools ban students from using phones in the classroom. Previous research supports the idea that advanced smartphone applications in student-centered…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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O'Malley, Adam M.; Roberts, Richie; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In spring 2018, nine agriculture students from Louisiana State University traveled to Nicaragua for a study abroad course. During this experience, students explored agricultural industries and engaged in cultural tours as well as in a service-learning project. Evidence has demonstrated that such experiences can transform students' intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Study Abroad, Service Learning
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Rampold, Shelli D.; Bunch, J. C.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey; Burnett, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This descriptive and comparative study was conducted to explain agriculture teaching faculty involvement in and perceptions of study abroad. Further, faculty involvement and perceptions were compared based on the personal and professional characteristics of faculty. Faculty involvement in this study included a set of activities in which faculty…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Smith, H. Eric; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this preexperimental study was to determine the effects of a blended learning environment on school-based agricultural education students' ability to identify 30 species of trees by leaves. Louisiana agriculture teachers were recruited based on district policy regarding whether students could use smartphones for learning in the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Bunch, J.C.; Rampold, Shelli D.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Historically, education abroad has been designed to provide students a full immersion experience by way of semester or year-long study at a foreign university. However, this traditional format has been redefined to include a variety of non-traditional international experiences, such as international service learning projects, internships, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Phenomenology, Agricultural Education
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Smith, H. Eric; Stair, Kristin S.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Easley, Madelyn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe smartphone availability and usage for teaching by agricultural educators in Louisiana. Further, this study sought to describe the level of educational technology adoption of these teachers. Data were collected at each Louisiana FFA Leadership Camp session during the summer of 2016. Teachers were asked to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if selected factors influenced the ability of students in school-based agricultural education programs to generate a correct hypothesis when troubleshooting small gasoline engines. Variables of interest included students' cognitive style, age, GPA, and content knowledge in small gasoline engines. Kirton's…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Power Technology
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Bunchm, J. C.; Haynes, J. Chris – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education has faced a national shortage of qualified teachers since 1965. Initiatives, such as NAAE's TeachAg Campaign, seek to alleviate this shortage through recruitment of new agriculture teachers. However, turnover in the teaching profession remains a problem, with attrition rates approaching 60% reported in some research studies.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Family Work Relationship
Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this experimental study was to assess the effects of cognitive style, problem complexity, and hypothesis generation on the problem solving ability of school-based agricultural education students. Problem solving ability was defined as time to solution. Kirton's Adaption-Innovation Inventory was employed to assess students' cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Statistical Analysis, Problem Solving, Correlation
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane; Field, Harry – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This longitudinal trend study sought to compare the perceptions of preservice agricultural education teachers, enrolled in a Metals and Welding course at a land grant university, on their welding related skills at the beginning of the semester to their final course grade at the end of the semester. Preservice agriculture teachers (N = 240) who…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane; Kacal, Amanda – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory, experimental study was to determine the effects that the type of reflection-in-action and students' cognitive style had on content knowledge of preservice agriculture teachers (N = 57) at Oklahoma State University. Students' cognitive style was assessed using Kirton's Adaptation-Innovation Inventory (KAI). Students…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cognitive Style, Creativity Tests, Problem Solving