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Bradford, Timothy, Jr.; Hock, Gaea; Greenhaw, Laura; Kingery, William L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Currently, less than 3% of the U.S. population lives on a farm (Riedel, 2006). Technological advances and mechanization coupled with other societal factors, have led to the decline of an agriculturally literate population (Kovar & Ball, 2013). Blair (2009) identified one strategy for increasing agricultural literacy as implementing education…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Direct Instruction, Agricultural Education, Private Schools
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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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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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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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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
Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Experiential learning is an important pedagogical approach used in secondary agricultural education. Though anecdotal evidence supports the use of experiential learning, a paucity of empirical research exists supporting the effects of this approach when compared to a more conventional teaching method, such as direct instruction. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Intelligence, Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education