Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

What's New in Agricultural Education?

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

What's New in Agricultural Education?

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THEME EDITOR COMMENTS

The theme for this issue is "Innovative Curriculum Ideas and Practices in Agricultural Education." But, what is innovation? Rogers (1983, p. 11 ) defines innovation "as an idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption. "

There are few among us that are not looking for something new, different, exciting and/or challenging that will assist in motivating and stimulating students, improve teaching and strengthening our overall programs.

I recently had the opportunity to attend a regional teaching symposium for faculty in Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics. Many excellent workshops and seminars were presented. It was interesting to note that while several of the programs presented were on topics that we as teacher educators practice and promote on a daily basis, for many of the participants the information was new and innovative. For others, some the ideas came in the form of a new twist or variation of an existing idea. …

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