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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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Warner, Laura A.; Lamm, Alexa J.; White, Sarah A.; Fisher, Paul R.; Beattie, Peyton N. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Extension professionals help important agricultural sectors across the country resolve challenges using science-based practices that enhance environmental and social wellbeing while supporting businesses. Nursery and greenhouse growers comprise one of the largest sectors of U.S. agriculture, and this group is challenged to conserve water without…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Critical Thinking, Innovation
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Baker, Marshall A.; Cline, Lauren Lewis – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Over the last three years, agricultural educators have demonstrated a strong preference for the coaching role, as defined by the Kolb Educator Role Profile (KERP). The purpose of this collective case study was to better understand why this dominant coach preference exists in Oklahoma preservice agricultural educators. Kolb Educator Role Profile…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Validity
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Lemley, Stephanie M.; Hart, Steven M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In this study, we examined using a Disciplinary Literacy Project (DLP) to develop secondary agricultural education preservice teachers' disciplinary literacy perspectives and practices. Our findings revealed that the three preservice teachers developed a deeper understanding of agricultural literacies and applied this knowledge in different ways…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students, Preservice Teachers
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Cramer, Sarah E.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
School gardens and garden-based learning, though not new in the landscape of United States public education, have gained great popularity in recent years. Scholars from myriad disciplines have examined school garden programs' impact on outcomes ranging from standardized test scores to childhood obesity. As school gardens become commonplace across…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Nonformal Education, Gardening, Public Schools
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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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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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King, Loren G.; McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Pauley, Catlin M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Inclusion of new and emerging technologies within agriculture, food, and natural resources education curricula is essential to empowering learners for future success. In the field of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education, however, scant literature exists exploring teacher adoption of new and emerging technologies within their…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Adoption (Ideas)
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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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Scherer, Hannah H.; McKim, Aaron J.; Wang, Hui-Hui; DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Robinson, Kelly – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The world demands individuals with knowledge and skills in agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) paired with proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Current models for STEM education call for interdisciplinary approaches in which learners address real-world challenges, indicating high potential…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Foods Instruction, Natural Resources, Environmental Education
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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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Smith, Kasee L.; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Career and technical education (CTE) courses, including agricultural education courses, are home to a disproportionately large number of students with learning disabilities. Agricultural education has been sought as a potential solution to teaching abstract STEM concepts through experiential learning methods. Abstract concepts are noted in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Learning Strategies
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McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Palmer, Abbey; McFarland, Ashley – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Mitigating socio-ecological problems like pollution, climate change, and environmental degradation is increasingly essential to sustaining life on Earth. The urgency required to address these challenges throughout Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education while simultaneously enhancing the quality of educational experiences offered…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Environmental Education, Place Based Education, School Community Relationship
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Jones, Mason C.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the historical role of competition as an instructional approach in School-Based, Agricultural Education (SBAE). Pragmatism was found to be the philosophical underpinning of competition in SBAE, and the influences of William James and John Dewey were described. The growth of new National FFA…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Competition, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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