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Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Understanding the teaching and learning paradigm is a relentless search for educators. Because individual students bring their own learning style preferences to the learning environment, teachers are asked to consider and even adjust their teaching to these preferences to improve student learning. In Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning
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Raczkoski, Brandon M.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Baker, Marshall A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
To date, agricultural students' motivations regarding study abroad courses using the expectancy value-cost model of motivation have not been incorporated into study abroad research as potential factors influencing their choices to participate. In this paper, we present agricultural students' conceptualizations of their motivations to participate…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Pilot Projects
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Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of two contrasting pedagogies (i.e., experiential learning and direct instruction) on students' retention of agricultural knowledge over time. A six-week deferred post-test was employed to assess long-term retention of the subject matter. The results indicated that initially, students who were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Rural Education, Agricultural Education, Retention (Psychology)
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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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Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Student motivation is often an overlooked product of classroom instruction. Researchers have repeatedly called for broader measures to adequately assess and understand the effects of various instructional methods. This study sought to determine the effects of an experiential approach to learning on student motivation, as defined by Keller's (1987)…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Outcome Measures
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Baker, Marshall A.; Culbertson, Avery L.; Robinson, J. Shane; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this photovoice study was to investigate what and how pre-service teachers conceive and make meaning of exploration observations of early field experiences (EFEs). EFEs are vital components of the teacher preparation program and include all activities that occur in pre-service teacher education prior to student teaching, including…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Observation
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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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Alexander, Jackson C.; Rucker, K. Jill; Graham, Donna L.; Miller, Jefferson D.; Apple, Jason K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study characterized perceptions of agricultural leadership programs in colleges of agriculture, food, life, human, or environmental sciences at 1,862 land-grant institutions. Objectives included describing the need for programs, studying evolution within the discipline, discussing faculty recommendations for future development, and examining…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Agricultural Colleges
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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
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
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
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
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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Lundry, Jerrod; Ramsey, Jon W.; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Agriculture is the nation's largest employer with more than 24 million people working in some phase of the agricultural industry; however, the knowledge and skills needed in today's agricultural industry are lacking. Assuring future generations are agriculturally literate and taught the significance of agriculture is crucial. Systematic delivery…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Benefits, Career Development, Faculty Development
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