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    • Brain-based learning: A synthesis of research 

      Bellah, Kimberly; Robinson, J. Shane; Kaufman, Eric K.; Akers, Cindy; Haase-Wittler, Penny; Martindale, Lynn (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2008-06-01)
      The purpose of this study was to synthesize research as it relates to brain-based learning and its relevance to the agricultural education profession. Through a comprehensive literature review, brainbased studies were ...
    • “Kick the Bucket!” – An activity for enhancing leadership and learning 

      Helms, Sarah Jo; Kaufman, Eric K. (Association of Leadership Educators, 2008-07-07)
      Presenters will share an easy-to-use activity for engaging participants in leadership theory and concepts. “Kick the Bucket!” offers application in a variety of settings. This session will highlight its use in college level ...
    • Leadership Development for Local Volunteers 

      Kaufman, Eric K.; Carter, Hannah S.; Rudd, Rick D.; Moore, Donna (2008-12-01)
      Volunteer administrators recognize that development of volunteers is both an art and a science. This paper outlines a seven-step approach that was successfully applied when planning and implementing a professional development ...
    • Using Team-Based Learning to engage students 

      Kasperbauer, Holly; Kaufman, Eric K. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2009-02-02)
      Student engagement and learning is continuing to be a topic of discussion for higher education. As learners become more diverse, instructors need to find new ways of engaging them in the classroom. This is especially ...
    • The impact of communication skills development on college students’ communication apprehension 

      Rateau, Richard J.; Kaufman, Eric K. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2009-02-02)
      The purpose of this study was to determine if college student participation in skills based public speaking class will decrease their communication apprehension (CA) and thereby increase their opportunities for employability ...
    • Spotlight on Team-Based Learning 

      Kasperbauer, Holly; Kaufman, Eric K. (Association of Leadership Educators, 2009-07-14)
      Leadership educators are always looking for innovative teaching strategies to further engage students in the classroom. One approach, team-based learning, takes using groups and teams to a new level. This session will ...
    • Expanding the boundaries of beginning farmer training and program development: A review of contemporary initiatives to cultivate a new generation of American farmers 

      Niewolny, Kimberly L.; Lillard, Patrick T. (2010)
      Beginning farmer training and program development in United States is one of the most significant yet poorly understood areas of agriculture, food system, and community development research and practice. This article offers ...
    • Exploring the Promise of Team Based Learning 

      Kaufman, Eric K. (Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech, 2010-02-12)
      Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a special type of small group facilitation, which differs from cooperative learning or group activities. The TBL approach integrates case studies and applied learning throughout the entire ...
    • Lessons of Leadership and Professionalism: A Workshop Series with Rotaract 

      Edwards, Stephen; Kaufman, Eric K.; Genson, Jenna; Armbruster, Megan; Kuhn, Meghan; Smith, Jessica; Walz, Jerald H. (Association of Leadership Educators, 2010-06-21)
      Graduate students developed a leadership training curriculum for a leadership theory course. The group developed a leadership training program with the university’s Rotaract chapter. A series of workshops were implemented ...
    • Surveying agrifood stakeholders to identify priorities as part of a Virginia food system assessment 

      Benson, Matthew C.; Hightower, Lisa S.; Bendfeldt, Eric S.; Tyler-Mackey, Crystal; Niewolny, Kimberly L.; Groover, Gordon E. (2012)
      Throughout Virginia there are a multitude of social, environmental, and economic challenges facing farmers and communities. In 2010 and 2011, an interdisciplinary team of faculty, practitioners, and graduate students ...
    • Sustainable agriculture education and civic engagement: The significance of community-university partnerships in the new agricultural paradigm 

      Niewolny, Kimberly L.; Grossman, Julie M.; Byker, Carmen J.; Helms, Jennifer L.; Clark, Susan F.; Cotton, Julie A.; Jacobsen, Krista L. (2012)
      Universities and colleges across the United States are making innovative strides in higher education programming to catalyze a more sustainable era of agriculture. This is clearly exemplified through the formation of ...
    • Sustainable agriculture undergraduate degree programs: A land-grant university mission 

      Jacobsen, Krista L.; Niewolny, Kimberly L.; Schroeder-Moreno, Michelle S.; Van Horn, Mark; Harmon, Alison H.; Chen, Yolanda H.; Williams, Mark A.; Parr, Damian (2012)
      There has been considerable growth in the number undergraduate degree programs in sustainable agriculture (SA) in universities and colleges across the country in the past 25 years. As a subset of this national trend, ...
    • Student Perceptions of Agricultural Advocacy – A Mixed Methods Study 

      Mosley, Chaney; Ellis, Keyana; Kaufman, Eric K. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2012-05-17)
      The purpose of this study was to explore student perceptions of agricultural advocacy. The researchers aimed to determine whether or not students pursuing a degree in agriculture held the same attitudes toward animal ...
    • Effecting Change through Storytelling 

      Grace, Patricia E.; Kaufman, Eric K. (2013-02-05)
      There is evidence that the American agrifood system is a significant contributor to environmental, economic, social, and ethical-animal welfare damage to the earth and to society and is unsustainable, yet the worldview of ...
    • Technology Integration in an Agriculture Associate’s Degree Program: A Case Study Guided by Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation 

      Westfall-Rudd, Donna M.; Drape, Tiffany A.; Doak, Samuel O.; Guthrie, Joseph; Mykerezi, Pavli K. (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2013-03)
      Using Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations as a model, the researcher examined technology integration and how the faculty in an Associate’s Degree program chose to integrate technology into the students’ experiences. This case ...
    • Group dynamics and group roles 

      Kaufman, Eric K. (Jossey-Bass, 2013-05-01)
      This learning module addresses the portion of Exploring Leadership chapter eight, Interacting in Teams and Groups. In this section, students explore group dynamics, including group roles and group norms. Module Overview: ...
    • Elements of an Undergraduate Agricultural Leadership Program: A Delphi Study 

      Morgan, A. Christian; King, Diana L.; Rudd, Rick D.; Kaufman, Eric K. (Journal of Leadership Education, 2013-12-01)
      Programs in agricultural leadership are continuing to enjoy success in institutions around the country. To this point, there has been a lack of research conducted to (a) identify objectives for these programs, (b) identify ...
    • Leader-member Exchange, Cognitive Style, and Student Achievement 

      Mosley, Chaney; Broyles, Thomas; Kaufman, Eric K. (Journal of Leadership Education, 2014)
    • A Framework to Examine Networking Behavior and Social Capital Formation in Agricultural Leadership Development Programs 

      Burbaugh, Bradley J.; Seibel, Megan M.; Kaufman, Eric K. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2014-02-04)
      A review of 55 agricultural leadership development programs by Russon and Reinelt (2004) found that “some of the most powerful and enduring outcomes of leadership programs are the relationships that are formed between ...
    • Leader-member Exchange, Cognitive Style, and Student Achievement 

      Mosley, Chaney; Broyles, Thomas; Kaufman, Eric K. (2014-07-01)
      The purpose of this study is to explain how the quality of teacher-student relationships and the gap of cognitive styles between teachers and students impact student achievement. The population for the study was comprised ...