Programmatic involvement and emerging educational outcomes: an exploratory study

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Author: McKim, Aaron J.; McKendree, R. Bud


Preparing students in school-based agricultural education (SBAE) to respond to emerging challenges impacting - and being impacted by - agriculture, food, and natural resource systems (e.g., climate change, water scarcity, soil degradation) is essential. Therefore, student involvement in SBAE was investigated in relation to metacognition, problem-solving abilities, and systems thinking, three educational outcomes deemed 'emerging' due to their necessity in addressing complex problems. Overall, results from this investigation suggest involvement in SBAE is related to higher levels of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Participation; Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Problem solving skill; Cognitive abilities; Generic skills; Skill development

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Raleigh, North Carolina]: Association for Career and Technical Education Research, 2020

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Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 2

Journal date: September 2020

Pages: pp. 3-16

ISSN: 1554-754X (print), 1554-7558 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.457

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