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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
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Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane; Kacal, Amanda – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory, experimental study was to determine the effects that the type of reflection-in-action and students' cognitive style had on content knowledge of preservice agriculture teachers (N = 57) at Oklahoma State University. Students' cognitive style was assessed using Kirton's Adaptation-Innovation Inventory (KAI). Students…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cognitive Style, Creativity Tests, Problem Solving
Blackburn, J. Joey; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The United States is currently facing a shortage of qualified teachers; specifically, agricultural education has recorded shortages for several years. A high percentage of agriculture teachers will leave the profession well before retirement. Those teachers who leave the profession are often dissatisfied with their chosen career and exhibit low…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Agricultural Education