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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Curry, Kevin W., Jr.; McKendree, R. Bud; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Interdisciplinary learning experiences (i.e., experiences which illuminate learning of, and connections among, multiple disciplines) are essential to building a more robust understanding of the interconnections of multiple systems. Having an interdisciplinary understanding positively influences the ability of learners to contribute to solving…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Science Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Stubbs, Eric A.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This study explored three high school agriculture teachers' perceptions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration through interviews. The approach was constructivist and data were analyzed according to the framework of integrated STEM education presented in a National Academy of Sciences report. Each participant…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, STEM Education, Agricultural Education
McKim, Aaron J.; Sorenson, Tyson J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Core academic skills are essential for success in our society. However, an abundance of research has identified a large proportion of secondary school students are under performing in core academic areas such as literacy and math. Researchers have suggested integrating core academic content throughout all secondary coursework as a potential…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Role, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Education
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Spindler, Matt – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The integration of agricultural and science curricular content that capitalizes on natural and inherent connections represents a challenge for secondary agricultural educators. The purpose of this case study was to create information about the employment of Cooperative Learning Groups (CLG) to enhance the science integrating learning objectives…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Baker, Marshall A.; Bunch, J. C.; Kelsey, Kathleen D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The integration of science and agriculture has been discussed since the inception of agricultural education. However, the standards-based focus in public secondary education and changing climate of agriculture has brought science integration back to the forefront. Though research has indicated that the integration of science into agricultural…
Descriptors: Science Education, Agricultural Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies
Stephenson, Lee G.; Warnick, Brian K.; Tarpley, Rudy S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The focus of this descriptive study was to determine the type and frequency of collaborative activities occurring between agriculture teachers and science teachers who taught in schools with agricultural education programs. Additional foci of this study included determining the extent to which science and agriculture teachers value collaborative…
Descriptors: Proximity, Learning Activities, Agricultural Education, Science Teachers