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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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Baker, Marshall A.; Brown, Nicholas R.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the effects of order of abstraction and type of reflection on student knowledge acquisition. Students were assigned randomly to one of four treatment combinations in the completely randomized 2 x 2 design which included either abstraction prior to or directly after an experience, and either…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Abstract Reasoning, Reflection, Knowledge Level
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Conner, Nathan W.; Rubenstein, Eric D.; DiBenedetto, Cathy A.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
To meet the needs of the 21st century student, college instructors have been challenged to transform their classrooms from passive to active, "minds-on" learning environments. This qualitative study examined an active learning approach known as a flipped classroom and sought to explore student perceptions of flipping a teaching methods…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Student Attitudes
Easterly, R. G., III; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Educating students with special needs in school based agricultural education (SBAE) is a problem that should be addressed. While many students in SBAE classes have special needs, contradicting research exists establishing the best method of instruction for students with special needs. Inquiry-based instruction shows some promise, but little is…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Inquiry
Thoron, Andrew C.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Testing to build research-based evidence to support teaching methodologies that promote student learning has become increasingly important in a standards-based educational system in the United States. One challenge is the lack of studies that support specific methodologies so teachers and administers can make professional development and…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement
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