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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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Roberts, Richie; Stair, Kristin S.; Granberry, Tyler – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study described how agricultural education majors at Louisiana State University visually represented and narrated their concerns about teaching. To accomplish this, students captured photos during early field experiences (EFEs) and then critically reflected on those experiences through focus group interviews during the Fall 2018 and Fall 2019…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Education Majors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In the 1990s, higher education institutions began to dedicate substantial resources to support the integration of service-learning (SL) in courses across university campuses. However, a dearth in the knowledge base endures in regard to understanding how faculty members', and especially agricultural education teacher educators', underlying beliefs…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Teacher Educators
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Service-learning (SL) appears to have influenced school-based, agricultural education (SBAE) since its early inception. And current trends suggest the method may be gaining increased interest in the discipline. However, little is known about the role that agricultural education teacher educators' beliefs and intentions play in deterring SL's use…
Descriptors: Barriers, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education
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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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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Service-learning's (SL) discourse is written as a story of victory, achievement, and transformation in school-based, agricultural education (SBAE). The resources dedicated to improving both learning and communities through SL can be significant. Little work, however, has been put forth to examine this victory narrative's underlying assumptions and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Periodicals, Social Influences
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Roberts, Richie; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education course exists to provide preservice teachers in agricultural education with knowledge about FFA and supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). As such, pre-service teachers embarked on a six-week project-based learning experience in Spring 2016 in which they raised a pen of broilers…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation
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Roberts, Richie; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Urban agricultural educators face a number of unique challenges in performing their job duties. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand the essence of urban agricultural educators' meaning in their work by exploring their lived experiences. In this study, the essence emerged in the form of a metaphor: A Black Swan. The black swan…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Agricultural Education, Teaching Experience, Urban Teaching
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Roberts, Richie; Montgomery, Diane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Mounting empirical evidence suggests the conflation of teachers' instructional orientations and personal epistemological beliefs helps form the perceptual identity of educators. The current study, therefore, sought to describe in what way Oklahoma agricultural education teachers' epistemological beliefs and orientations toward instruction combine…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Epistemology, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
Roberts, Richie; Baker, Marshall A.; Goossen, Carmelita E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Recent trends in epistemological research suggest that teachers' epistemological beliefs influence the approaches he or she employs in both teaching and learning. Therefore, the purpose of this instrumental case study was to understand the initial epistemological positions of pre-service agricultural education teachers at Oklahoma State…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Epistemology, Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers
Roberts, Richie; Terry, Robert, Jr.; Brown, Nicholas R.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
As agricultural educators continue to seek methods of instruction to make learning impactful for students, service-learning has emerged as a desirable technique for meeting these educational objectives. A gap in the agricultural education literature exists, however, in terms of describing whether these learning experiences motivate students…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Decision Making
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Brown, Nicholas R.; Roberts, Richie; Whiddon, Ashley S.; Goossen, Carmelita E.; Kacal, Amanda – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The rapidly growing world population and need for more food and agricultural knowledge has inspired city dwellers to explore urban cultivation practices such as vertical farming and community gardening. Ultra-modern approaches to growing crops and livestock in urban high-rise buildings has sparked the imagination of scientists, agriculturists, and…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Agricultural Education, High School Students, Student Experience
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
American education's journey has witnessed the rise and fall of various progressive education approaches, including service-learning. In many respects, however, service-learning is still undergoing formation and adoption as a teaching method, specifically in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). For this reason, the interest existed to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Educational History