The Art and Science of Teaching Agriculture: Four Keys to Dynamic Learning is a 240-page methods of teaching book. Specifically, it is a collection of thoughts, best practices, strategies, and techniques for planning, delivering, and assessing teaching and learning. This resource is assembled from among the best teaching professors in agricultural communication, education, and leadership in America. The authors offer the opportunity to build confidence in planning, delivering, and assessing the depths of the variables inherent in learning for secondary and postsecondary educators in both formal and nonformal educational environments.
You will quickly grasp the four fundamental keys of solid, basic, time-tested formal and nonformal teaching: Laying the Foundation, Connecting with Students, Designing Instruction, and Applying Learning. These keys are shared with you through the unique voices of the authors to provide a multiperspective approach to teaching.
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Table of contents
The Discipline of Agricultural Education
Psychology of Learning
Principles of Teaching and Learning
Learning as Problem Solving
Dynamics of Teaching
Planning for Effective Instruction
Delivering Content With Technology
Assessing Agricultural Education
Applied Leadership Development through FFA
Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Effective Use of the Agriculture Laboratory Environment to Support Student Learning
Whittington, M. Susie, Rick Rudd, and Jack Elliot, ed. (2023). The Art and Science of Teaching Agriculture: Four Keys to Dynamic Learning. Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. https://doi.org/10.21061/teachagriculture. Licensed with CC BY NC 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en).
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