The department’s efforts in teaching and learning include exploration of pedagogical practices which engage learners and improve how teaching and learning occur. Examples of the department’s efforts related to discovery in the area of teaching and learning include:

Teaching and Learning Laboratory

The department has created a laboratory to inquire into the teaching and learning process.  The room is equipped with video cameras and software to capture moments in the classroom to discover student engagement, facial cues of both teachers and students, and effective teaching methods.

Student mapping facial expressions of a test subject
Research focuses on studying student facial expressions.

Preparing the Future Agricultural Educator

The department is currently evaluating the teacher preparation program.  The teacher education program is built on the foundations of traditional pedagogical practices, yet is trying to build a professional with stronger critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Teaching & Learning Mission Areas

Learning

Discovery

Engagement