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Programs are an aggregation of courses with a common mission whose assessment lies predominantly in the courses within the program curriculum. The product of the program is a graduate who is impacted by the learning as a result of the program

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There is a growing emphasis on service-learning in higher education. Students in all disciplines are learning not only in the classroom but also in the community. Historically, there have been numerous approaches to teaching university students how

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Experiential learning is an integral part of agriculture education ( Cheek et al., 1993 ). This teaching approach, which emphasizes the role of experience in the knowledge acquisition process ( Kolb, 1984 ), is regularly used in horticulture courses

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Cooperative learning activities are designed by the course instructor for students to complete in groups using information and materials provided by the instructor ( Ventimiglia, 1994 ). Using a variety of cooperative activities in teaching

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Studies in plant sciences are grounded in concepts aimed to acquaint students with nature through experiential learning. Unfortunately, these concepts easily become diluted in traditional lecture and laboratory-based courses often disconnected from

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, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors, and end users worldwide. The course, HORT 550: Landscape Irrigation Systems, was introduced in the Fall 1999 with experiential learning as the core of the instructional format. An overarching goal of this

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that may also apply to this group of adult learners. Several studies have shown that active learning techniques are highly effective with adults who participate in agricultural extension programs. Strong et al. (2010) looked at the perceptions of

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, technology offers opportunities to create powerful learning tools, regardless the learning platform ( Nunez et al. 2022 ). Yet it remains crucial we develop students who can think critically and have access to the latest technologies adaptable to local

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An important institutional issue at many large public and private universities is lack of classroom space due to the greatly increased student enrollment over the last 30 years. This continued growth of the learning community is expected to create

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Mahatma Gandhi said, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” ( Jorda and Catala, 2009 ). He illustrated what many instructors are pursuing when they incorporate service learning into their course curriculum. The

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