ERIC Number: EJ1215540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Influence of Agriscience Research SAEs on Perceived Self-Efficacy of 21st Century Skill Attainment
Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v60 n1 p80-95 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment. Selected 21st century skills were defined based upon the standards outlined by the P21 Framework Definitions for 21st Century Skills. According to the findings of this study, students who engaged in agriscience research SAEs expressed higher levels of perceived self-efficacy of 21st century skills in the following 21st century skill constructs: (a) critical thinking and problem solving, (b) communication and collaboration, (c) information literacy, (d) flexibility and adaptability, (e) initiative and self-direction, (f) productivity and accountability, and (g) leadership and responsibility. It is recommended that involvement in agriscience research SAEs be expanded in school-based agricultural education programs as a potential approach to support student development of 21st century skills.
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research, Student Attitudes, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Cooperation, Information Literacy, Adjustment (to Environment), Self Management, Productivity, Accountability, Leadership Qualities, Responsibility, Agricultural Education, Skill Development, Self Efficacy
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A