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1. Scherer, Andrea K. High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program.

Degree: MS, Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2016, Purdue University

Pre-college summer residential experiences hosted by a College of Agriculture have the potential to expose high school students to new career opportunities and fields of study that they may not have considered, and may influence agricultural literacy, perceptions of agriculture, and interest in agriculture. Engaging these students is important for meeting the demand for more students graduating with agriculture degrees prepared to solve 21st century challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the outcomes of two separate pre-college experiences, the Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) and the Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (PASA), and participating high school students’ motivation, career interests, views, and educational aspirations. High school students who participated in the two pre-college programs were motivated to engage in the programs and activities, reported higher agricultural career interests after participating in the pre-college programs, described more positive views of agriculture after participating in the pre-college programs, and most participants aspired to attend a 4-year university. Recommendations for the MASI and PASA programs include incorporating: (1) opportunities for students to see how careers in agriculture can integrate science and working with people, (2) activities and speakers not related to traditional agricultural careers, (3) 21st century challenges, and (4) activities providing PASA students with a preview of college. Additionally, it is recommended that the MASI and PASA programs continue to recruit students not from traditional agricultural backgrounds, embrace the diversity of student philosophies and values, and maintain communication with students after the programs. Advisors/Committee Members: Neil A. Knobloch, Neil A. Knobloch, Aryn M. Dotterer, Robert J. Joly.

Subjects/Keywords: Biological sciences; Education; Agriculture; Careers; Motivation; Pre-college; Views; Agricultural Education; Agriculture; Secondary Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Scherer, A. K. (2016). High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program. (Thesis). Purdue University. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/998

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Scherer, Andrea K. “High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program.” 2016. Thesis, Purdue University. Accessed September 23, 2020. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/998.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Scherer, Andrea K. “High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program.” 2016. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Scherer AK. High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program. [Internet] [Thesis]. Purdue University; 2016. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/998.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Scherer AK. High school students' motivations and views of agriculture and agricultural careers upon completion of a pre-college program. [Thesis]. Purdue University; 2016. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/998

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Purdue University

2. Welsh, Melissa Leiden. Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences.

Degree: PhD, Agricultural Education, 2014, Purdue University

Graduate students' motivation to share their knowledge and research with K-12 audiences as future scientists is informed by their beliefs and perceived value of science literacy outreach. Graduate training programs in academia integrate outreach teaching components to equip future scientists with a variety of communication skills, which may reflect either a transmission of knowledge to the learner or through engagement with the learner. As such, the education component of the "Partnership for Research and Education in Plant Breeding and Genetics" grant sought to train graduate plant science students ( N = 17) to disseminate their research to K-12 audiences. Graduate students participated in outreach teacher training using Learner-Centered Teaching (LCT) strategies to develop and conduct two science lessons for K-12 audiences in a non-formal and formal educational settings. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to describe the outreach teaching beliefs and values of plant science graduate students after receiving the outreach training. The researcher used a deductive approach to analyze and triangulate multiple data sources, including teaching self-efficacy questionnaires, LCT knowledge tests, reflection essays, and semi-structured interviews.^ The research study was conceptualized into three phases (i.e., course instruction and teaching experiences; follow-up questionnaire and interviews; triangulation) of a multistrand design and resulted in three major conclusions. First, plant science graduate students valued learning how to engage with K-12 audiences using active learning. Graduate students' expressed values of the following qualities: (a) how learners can apply knowledge to emerging agricultural issues, (b) how professors (i.e., graduate students as teachers) coach and facilitate, intertwining teaching and assessing, and (c) how to engage with learners actively by providing useful and timely feedback. Second, graduate students described field-based teaching experiences within formal and non-formal educational settings that helped them practice communication skills and develop their teaching self-efficacy. In this study, graduate students valued the following elements of a field-based experience: (a) participation in planning the experience, (b) selection of the learners by age and grade level demographics, and (c) multiple visits to teach the selected group of students. And third, graduate students described an enjoyment of teaching K-12 audiences and the K-12 experience was useful in preparing them to communicate science to technical and non-technical audiences. Graduate students' reflections of enjoyment were referenced with recognition to the sense of autonomy that the graduate students achieved throughout their learning experiences. Moreover, graduate students recognized the transferability of the knowledge and skills from the integrated learning experience for their academic and career endeavors. As graduate-level academic programs continue to adjust and adapt to prepare plant science… Advisors/Committee Members: Neil A. Knobloch, Neil A. Knobloch, James P. Greenan, Kathryn S. Orvis, Helen Patrick.

Subjects/Keywords: Plant Culture; Agricultural Education; Higher Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Welsh, M. L. (2014). Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences. (Doctoral Dissertation). Purdue University. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/590

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Welsh, Melissa Leiden. “Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Purdue University. Accessed September 23, 2020. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/590.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Welsh, Melissa Leiden. “Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences.” 2014. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Welsh ML. Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/590.

Council of Science Editors:

Welsh ML. Graduate students' motivation to teach plant sciences to K-12 audiences. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/590


Purdue University

3. Chisama, Benjamin F. Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi.

Degree: MS, Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2016, Purdue University

Mobile phone technology can be a useful tool to provide farmers with relevant and reliable agricultural information for critical farming decisions in developing countries such as Malawi. An increasing number of rural farmers have been faced with information asymmetry challenges due to some pitfalls in the extension systems. In addition, knowledge gaps on farmers’ use of mobile phone technology; their awareness and use of MAIS; and their preferred topics to be delivered using mobile platforms were identified. However, little was known on how farmers were using existing MAIS. This study’s aim was to explore the potential of providing mobile agricultural information services to farmers in Malawi’s Lilongwe District. The mixed research mode was used to capture information from 291 participants using a structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics in SPSS (Version 16) and thematic analysis. The study’s findings showed that only 14% of farmer participants were aware of MAIS, with only 12% and 6% using IVR and SMS services, respectively. The farmers expressed a strong desire for an integrated MAIS system with additional interactive approaches incorporated into existing extension programs. It was concluded that farmers were quite a bit motivated and optimistic to use MAIS with nearly half indicating willingness to pay for voice call and SMS text services. As per farmer’s perceptions on values of MAIS, it was recommended for service providers to increase awareness and seek farmers’ inputs on various topics. Advisors/Committee Members: Roger L. Tormoehlen, Roger L. Tormoehlen, Diedonne Barbutsa, Neil A. Knobloch.

Subjects/Keywords: Multimedia Communications; Educational Technology; Communication and the arts; Biological sciences; Education; Advisory services; Agricultural information; Mobile agricultural information services; Mobile for development; Mobile phone; Agriculture

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APA (6th Edition):

Chisama, B. F. (2016). Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi. (Thesis). Purdue University. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/934

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chisama, Benjamin F. “Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi.” 2016. Thesis, Purdue University. Accessed September 23, 2020. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/934.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chisama, Benjamin F. “Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi.” 2016. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Chisama BF. Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi. [Internet] [Thesis]. Purdue University; 2016. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/934.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Chisama BF. Farmers' use of mobile phone technology for agricultural information services in Lilongwe District, Malawi. [Thesis]. Purdue University; 2016. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_theses/934

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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