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Bunch, J. C.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig; Antonenko, Pavlo D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the lecture and discussion teaching methods and digital game-based learning on student achievement in agriculture and mathematics regarding a unit on swine diseases in animal science courses offered through secondary agricultural education programs in Oklahoma. Three research questions…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Animal Husbandry, Mathematics Achievement, Agricultural Education
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Dodd, Caleb D.; Burris, Scott; Fraze, Steve; Doerfert, David; McCulloch, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The incorporation of hot and cold food bars into grocery stores in an effort to capture a portion of the home meal replacement industry is presenting new challenges for retail food establishments. To ensure retail success and customer safety, employees need to be educated in food safety practices. Traditional methods of training are not meeting…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Nontraditional Education, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of inquiry-based agriscience instruction on student argumentation skills. Argumentation is defined as the student's ability to establish a claim, provide a rationale for steps taken, provide and justify data, recognize alternate conclusions, and provide evidence why the conclusion is correct or…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, Statistical Analysis
Pate, Michael L.; Miller, Greg – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
A randomized posttest-only control group experimental design was used to determine the effects of think-aloud pair problem solving (TAPPS) on the troubleshooting performance of 34 secondary-level career and technical education students. There was no significant difference in success rate between TAPPS students and students who worked alone…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Troubleshooting, Protocol Analysis, Problem Solving
Barnett, Cynthia; Miller, Greg; Polito, Thomas A.; Gibson, Lance – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine if upper-level college students who participated in AgPAQ, an integrated course cluster learning community, would demonstrate enhanced learning in the areas of oral communication, written communication, and agronomic/economic technical content knowledge. The population (N = 182)…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Agronomy, Communication Skills, Quasiexperimental Design
Rich, Jamie; Duncan, Dennis W.; Navarro, Maria; Ricketts, John C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Many authors have posited that agricultural education curriculum in middle schools may enhance student performance in science. To determine the effect that agricultural education curriculum has upon Georgia middle schools' student performance in science, this descriptive study compared science knowledge among middle school students in Georgia who…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Agricultural Education, Competence, Academic Achievement