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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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Stair, Kristin; Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
For decades, teacher education programs have suffered from teacher shortages in many content areas. Due to high teacher turnover rate there has been an increase in the number of teachers who are entering the field through alternative certification programs. It has been noted that the professional development needs of traditionally and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Certification
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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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Figland, Whitney; Blackburn, Joey; Stair, Kristin; Smith, Eric – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
An ever-changing world of education has led to growing demand for teachers to remain competent educators. For school districts to enhance teacher effectiveness, professional development workshops must be tailored to the specific needs of educators. To further complicate the issue, in-service needs of teachers are ever growing and changing based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Adult Learning
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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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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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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
Lamm, Kevan W.; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The ability to evaluate and accurately articulate the outcomes associated with leadership development programs is critical to their continued financial and administrative support. With calls for outcome-based accountability, the need for rigorous evaluation is particularly relevant for those programs administered through the Cooperative Extension…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness
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Fox, Janet; Cater, Melissa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The exploratory study examined science interest and perceived science competency in middle and high school youth (N=116) who took part in science-related contests (n=49) and non-competitive special interest science programs (n=67). Study participants were dispersed between females (48.3%) and males (51.7%). Three-fourths (75.1%) of the…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Middle School Students, High School Students, Competence
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Danjean, Shelli; McClure, Carli; Bunch, J. C.; Kotrlik, Joe W.; Machtmes, Krisanna – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
As societies across the globe are becoming interdependent, it is becoming increasingly essential for secondary agricultural educators to integrate an international component into the agricultural curriculum. The purpose of this study was to evaluate secondary agricultural educators' perceptions of participating in an international experience (IE)…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes
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McClure, Carli; Buquoi, Brittany; Kotrlik, Joe W.; Machtmes, Krisanna; Bunch, J. C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to determine the use of technology in youth programming by Extension youth development educators in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Data were collected via e-mail and a SurveyMonkey┬ę questionnaire. Extension educators are using some technology in youth development programming. More…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Rural Extension, Agricultural Education, Technology Uses in Education
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