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The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon Jul 2019

The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon

Barry A Garst

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension in the United States has used a consistently articulated program development model including program planning, design and implementation, and evaluation that involves stakeholders in the process. This issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension examines the history and evolution of the program development model for successful Extension work and adaptations to that model that have emerged due to the changing educational context. This issue provides information on how elements of the model have changed over the last 100 years; delves into contemporary issues and challenges; and provides important analysis, implications, lessons learned ...


The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon Jul 2015

The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon

Education Publications

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension in the United States has used a consistently articulated program development model including program planning, design and implementation, and evaluation that involves stakeholders in the process. This issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension examines the history and evolution of the program development model for successful Extension work and adaptations to that model that have emerged due to the changing educational context. This issue provides information on how elements of the model have changed over the last 100 years; delves into contemporary issues and challenges; and provides important analysis, implications, lessons learned ...


Cooperative Extension Program Development And The Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives From Two Lifelong Extension Professionals, Karen Bruns, Nancy K. Franz Jun 2015

Cooperative Extension Program Development And The Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives From Two Lifelong Extension Professionals, Karen Bruns, Nancy K. Franz

Education Publications

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension has been bringing university research and resources to communities to help them address critical issues. Historically, Extension was one of the first university engagement models in the country. In the last 20 years, community-university engagement models on campus have intersected and competed with Extension work. These engagement models are challenging Extension’s long-established Program Development Model. Extension is only one vehicle or methodology for engagement work. For Extension to continue to leverage an important place in community-university engagement, it must more fully align the Program Development Model with the standards for assessing successful community-university ...


Teaching Economics To Built Environment Students, Thomas Power Jan 2015

Teaching Economics To Built Environment Students, Thomas Power

Conference papers

Teaching economics to construction economists is paradigmatically different to teaching economics to ‘pure’ economists. While the principles of economics don’t change, the philosophical aim and the methodology of teaching the subject do change. Understanding and executing this philosophical variant enhances the students’ learning experience.

Teaching economics and finance can open students’ eyes to a new way of thinking about the world. The study of economics looks at the world in a unique way because economics is a truly social science and it makes advances in finding solutions to the challenges that society faces. However, it approaches these solutions with ...


The Unfocused Focus Group: Benefit Or Bane?, Nancy K. Franz Dr. Sep 2011

The Unfocused Focus Group: Benefit Or Bane?, Nancy K. Franz Dr.

Education Publications

Facilitating successful focus groups requires both science and art. One element that can fully challenge focus group facilitators includes how to handle the unfocused focus group. This article describes “unfocus” and the benefits and disadvantages of unfocus in focus groups. Lessons learned from and approaches taken on this journey are shared to enhance focus group facilitation best practices.