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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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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study's purpose was to determine the influence of involvement level, autonomy, and reflection during FFA civic engagement activities on students' self-perceived civic responsibility levels. The study utilized a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent comparison group design. The treatment consisted of two groups: an experimental reflection group…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Personal Autonomy, Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility
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DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Willis, Victoria C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Awareness of one's knowledge, skills, and dispositions are important for college graduates to excel in the workforce. The purpose of this study was to administer a needs assessment to students enrolled in the Agricultural Sciences department at Clemson University to determine areas of discrepancy based on perceived levels of proficiency and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Career Readiness, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Baldock, Kalynn; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Inquiry-based learning supports constructivism theory and has been used by both Comenius (1592-1670) and Dewey (1859-1952) in early educational settings. Incorporating inquiry-based instruction into the agriculture classroom, while beneficial, brings with it challenges for teachers and learners. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Emmert, Jason L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In order to address complex challenges of the 21st century, colleges of agriculture have to produce career ready graduates. Despite industry professionals consistently identifying writing as an essential skill for perspective employees, they have identified a lack of writing skills amongst college graduates. To help prepare the future workforce,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Writing Skills, Beliefs, Expectation
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Norris, Shannon L.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Leggette, Holli R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Meeting the demands of a proficient scientific workforce depends on students' communication skill preparation. To describe students' self-perceptions of their communication skills, we surveyed 315 students in Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Participants noted they were most proficient in their ability to listen…
Descriptors: College Students, Agricultural Education, Communication Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Lamm, Kevan W.; Priest, Kerry L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Today's agricultural leaders face complex challenges. On a global scale, pressing issues around land use, food production and security, natural resource management, energy consumption, and climate change drive the need for systemic, innovative, collaborative solutions. For over four decades, adult agricultural leadership programs have represented…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Agricultural Education, Predictor Variables, Satisfaction
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Sheehan, C. Zane; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
As novice teachers gain experience, they are more efficacious and likely to overcome adversity. The more authentic, rigorous, and frequent the experience in preservice methods coursework, the better prepared candidates are to teach. We used a mixed methods, convergent, nested design to examine the Teacher Self-Efficacy (TSE) of 21 SBAE preservice…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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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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Chumbley, Steven; Hainline, Mark S.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Educational laboratory management is a paramount issue in agricultural education settings. Agricultural mechanics laboratories are found in many agricultural education programs. One of the most important issues an instructor in agricultural education settings faces is safety in the agricultural mechanics laboratory. Identifying and cultivating a…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Laboratory Safety, Classroom Environment, Agricultural Engineering
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Hasselquist, Laura; Naughton, Meredith; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Strong literacy skills are needed to be successful in the 21st century. All teachers are charged with developing students' literacy skills and abilities. To help better prepare preservice teachers for this task, students at the University of Missouri are required to take a Reading in the Content Area (RICA) course. This intrinsic case study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Reading Skills
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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Civic engagement activities are utilized to enhance youth's citizenship skills and content knowledge, and to strengthen the community's status. Post-activity reflections can be utilized to strengthen the benefits of civic engagement activities but are often underutilized. This quasi-experimental study sought to determine the influence of guided…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Ingram, Melissa L.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Warnick, Brian K.; Lawver, Rebecca G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Nationwide, agricultural education has experienced a shortage of qualified school-based agriculture teachers for over four decades. Students who seek careers as agriculture teachers are often those who participated in agricultural education and FFA in high school. The Ag Ed FITChoice┬« Model (Lawver 2009; Lawver & Torres, 2012) was used as the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Phenomenology, Extension Agents
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