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Relevance Of Student Teaching Skills And Activities From The Perspective Fo The Student Teacher, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen Jan 2015

Relevance Of Student Teaching Skills And Activities From The Perspective Fo The Student Teacher, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this descriptive survey study was to determine the extent to which student teachers deem traditional student teaching skills and activities relevant as part of the capstone student teaching experience. The study population consisted of all (N = 140) fall 2012 and spring 2013 agricultural education student teachers in the North Central Region of the American Association for Agricultural Education (NC-AAAE). The findings shed light on student teachers’ perspectives regarding the relevance of student teaching activities. Student teachers considered the activities associated with the eight constructs in this study relevant or very relevant. Future research should determine if all ...


The Impact Of A Capstone Farm Management Course On Critical Thinking Abilities, Dustin K. Perry, Thomas H. Paulsen, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2015

The Impact Of A Capstone Farm Management Course On Critical Thinking Abilities, Dustin K. Perry, Thomas H. Paulsen, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

While many studies about the 4-H camping experience focus on youth who are campers, few studies examine the outcomes of the experience for counselors. This study examines the extent to which 4-H camp results in transformative learning for 4-H members who serve as camp counselors, examines the perceived changes that occur within counselors, and describes the factors and characteristics of camp that result in personal transformation. The population for this study was 2012 Minnesota 4-H camp counselors. Using the Transformative Learning and the Camp Experience Staff Member Survey, the results indicated that camp counselors experienced transformative learning. Major personal changes ...


Transformative Learning And The 4-H Camp Counselor Experience, Donna Leff, Michael S. Retallick, Nancy K. Franz Jan 2015

Transformative Learning And The 4-H Camp Counselor Experience, Donna Leff, Michael S. Retallick, Nancy K. Franz

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

While many studies about the 4-H camping experience focus on youth who are campers, few studies examine the outcomes of the experience for counselors. This study examines the extent to which 4-H camp results in transformative learning for 4-H members who serve as camp counselors, examines the perceived changes that occur within counselors, and describes the factors and characteristics of camp that result in personal transformation. The population for this study was 2012 Minnesota 4-H camp counselors. Using the Transformative Learning and the Camp Experience Staff Member Survey, the results indicated that camp counselors experienced transformative learning. Major personal changes ...


Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives Of Student Teaching Skills And Activities, Scott Smalley, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen Jan 2015

Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives Of Student Teaching Skills And Activities, Scott Smalley, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which cooperating teachers deem required student teaching skills and activities relevant to the agricultural education student teaching experience. The population for this descriptive study consisted of individuals who served as cooperating teachers in Iowa and South Dakota during the last 5 years (N = 70). The study focused on activities in eight constructs: evaluation of student performance, teaching, FFA, planning instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), teaching profession, school–community relations, and adult education. Cooperating teachers surveyed in this study believed that seven of the eight constructs were very relevant to ...


The Impact Of Two Experiential Learning Programs: The Graduates' Perspective, B.A. Mahoney, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2015

The Impact Of Two Experiential Learning Programs: The Graduates' Perspective, B.A. Mahoney, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this descriptive census survey was to explore the impact of participation in two integrated, experiential learning programs in a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Specific objectives were to determine the influence of these programs on graduates’ (a) decisions to enter careers and graduate school, (b) level of skill improvement, (c) career development and decidedness and (d) preparation for careers and graduate school. Graduates believe their experience positively affected development of their skills and abilities and had a positive influence on their career and graduate school aspirations. Graduates report that the programs enhanced their preparation for careers ...


Agriculture Safety And Health Education: Practices, Attitudes, And Needs Of Iowa Agricultural Educators, J. Rudolphi, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2015

Agriculture Safety And Health Education: Practices, Attitudes, And Needs Of Iowa Agricultural Educators, J. Rudolphi, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

This study sought to identify Iowa agricultural educators’ practices, attitudes, and needs regarding agricultural safety and health (ASH). Nearly 85% of high school agricultural educators reported teaching ASH in some capacity. The most commonly taught topics included animal safety, welding safety and power tool safety. Iowa agricultural educators rated, using a Likert scale, the importance of topic within ASH education. All topics presented were believed to be important, with machinery safety, tractors safety, and ATV safety rated the most important. Personal health topics including hearing protection and thermal protection were perceived as less important. Most educators believe the ASH materials ...


The Best Of Both Worlds: Exploring Cross-Collaborative Community Engagement, Kathleen P. Hunt, Melinda M. Krakow Jan 2015

The Best Of Both Worlds: Exploring Cross-Collaborative Community Engagement, Kathleen P. Hunt, Melinda M. Krakow

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Lauded as a rewarding pedagogical approach, community-engagement can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and difficult for instructors to manage for effective stu-dent learning outcomes. Collaborative teaching can allows instructors working in the same classroom to draw from each others’ expertise and share resources. In this essay, we propose a fruitful approach that brings the benefits of collaborative teaching to communi-ty-engagement. Two instructors collaborated to facilitate a community-engaged food jus-tice blog, demonstrating the benefits of combining these modalities. In this essay, we re-view relevant literature on collaborative teaching and community-engagement, presenting cross-collaborative community engagement as an innovative model for collaboration be-tween instructors in ...


Biochemistry Instructors’ Views Toward Developing And Assessing Visual Literacy In Their Courses, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

Biochemistry Instructors’ Views Toward Developing And Assessing Visual Literacy In Their Courses, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

Biochemistry instructors are inundated with various representations from which to choose to depict biochemical phenomena. Because of the immense amount of visual know-how needed to be an expert biochemist in the 21st century, there have been calls for instructors to develop biochemistry students’ visual literacy. However, visual literacy has multiple aspects, and determining which area to develop can be quite daunting. Therefore, the goals of this study were to determine what visual literacy skills biochemistry instructors deem to be most important and how instructors develop and assess visual literacy skills in their biochemistry courses. In order to address these goals ...


Building A Database For The Historical Analysis Of The General Chemistry Curriculum Using Acs General Chemistry Exams As Artifacts, Cynthia J. Luxford, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Jeffrey R. Raker, John Y. Baluyut, Jessica J. Reed, Chamila De Silva, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

Building A Database For The Historical Analysis Of The General Chemistry Curriculum Using Acs General Chemistry Exams As Artifacts, Cynthia J. Luxford, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Jeffrey R. Raker, John Y. Baluyut, Jessica J. Reed, Chamila De Silva, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

As a discipline, chemistry enjoys a unique position. While many academic areas prepared “cooperative examinations” in the 1930s, only chemistry maintained the activity within what has become the ACS Examinations Institute. As a result, the long-term existence of community-built, norm-referenced, standardized exams provides a historical artifact about the nature of content coverage in courses that stretches over decades. This work reports efforts to capture information and formulate it into a database about general chemistry content coverage over the past 20 years. Roughly 2000 items have been characterized in several ways, including (i) content, using an Anchoring Concepts Content Map; (ii ...


What Do Conceptual Holes In Assessment Say About The Topics We Teach In General Chemistry?, Cynthia J. Luxford, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

What Do Conceptual Holes In Assessment Say About The Topics We Teach In General Chemistry?, Cynthia J. Luxford, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

Introductory chemistry has long been considered a service course by various departments that entrust chemistry departments with teaching their students. As a result, most introductory courses include a majority of students who are not chemistry majors, and many are health and science related majors who are required to take chemistry. To identify content areas that are either well covered or sparsely covered, approximately 2000 exam items from four types of General Chemistry ACS exams (Full Year General Chemistry, General Chemistry Conceptual, First Term General Chemistry, and Second Term General Chemistry) spanning two decades were aligned to the Anchoring Concepts Content ...


Designing Chemistry Practice Exams For Enhanced Benefits. An Instrument For Comparing Performance And Mental Effort Measures, Kristen L. Murphy, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

Designing Chemistry Practice Exams For Enhanced Benefits. An Instrument For Comparing Performance And Mental Effort Measures, Kristen L. Murphy, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

The emergence of students using cell phones and particularly the photographic capabilities of smartphones to cheat on exams is noted. The specific threat this form of academic misconduct poses to the ACS Examinations Institute is addressed in particular.


Defining Conceptual Understanding In General Chemistry, Thomas Holme, Cynthia J. Luxford, Alexandra Brandriet Jan 2015

Defining Conceptual Understanding In General Chemistry, Thomas Holme, Cynthia J. Luxford, Alexandra Brandriet

Chemistry Publications

Among the many possible goals that instructors have for students in general chemistry, the idea that they will better understand the conceptual underpinnings of the science is certainly important. Nonetheless, identifying with clarity what exemplifies student success at achieving this goal is hindered by the challenge of clearly articulating what conceptual understanding entails. While this may be a case of “we know it when we see it”, the design of assessments ultimately requires a specific definition of conceptual understanding. Without such a specific definition of the construct, it may be readily argued that a proposed measure does not provide evidence ...


A Historical Investigation Into Item Formats Of Acs Exams And Their Relationships To Science Practices, Alexandra Brandriet, Jessica J. Reed, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

A Historical Investigation Into Item Formats Of Acs Exams And Their Relationships To Science Practices, Alexandra Brandriet, Jessica J. Reed, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

The release of the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards has important implications for classroom teaching and assessment. Of particular interest is the implementation of science practices in the chemistry classroom, and the definitions established by the NRC makes these objectives much more tangible. However, this still may leave some wondering about how to begin making these changes. Mid-twentieth century chemical educators and pioneers of the first ACS exams advocated for testing science thinking and skills as early as the 1930s, and this necessitates a discussion about how early ACS exams measured these attributes ...


Interactive Panel On Perspectives And Practical Skills For Men As Advocates For Gender Equity, Lawrence Genalo, Roger A. Green, Beth M. Holloway, Archie L. Holmes, Brian P. Kirkmeyer, Klod Kokini, Daniel Lopresti, Adrienne Minerick, Beena Sukumaran Jan 2015

Interactive Panel On Perspectives And Practical Skills For Men As Advocates For Gender Equity, Lawrence Genalo, Roger A. Green, Beth M. Holloway, Archie L. Holmes, Brian P. Kirkmeyer, Klod Kokini, Daniel Lopresti, Adrienne Minerick, Beena Sukumaran

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Men can serve unique and critical roles as advocates of gender equity, particularly in maledominated units or organizations, such as most engineering departments and many universities. This panel brings together a group of men with diverse backgrounds and experiences to discuss their perspectives and offer practical skills for men to effectively serve as advocates for gender equity. This paper augments the panel and captures the backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and recommendations of the panelists, thereby providing a lasting resource for those unable to attend the panel or future interested individuals. The information we present targets men and administrators, who will better ...