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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
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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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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
Bunch, J. C.; Robinson, J. Shane; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to examine the level of self-efficacy of Oklahoma secondary agricultural education teachers regarding their use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in classroom teaching. The study also sought to determine if relationships existed between teachers' IWB self-efficacy scores, outcome…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Expectation, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education
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