Concreting the Student Learning Experience in Agricultural Economics Through Field Research Projects
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal
In this study we evaluate the impacts of an experiential learning assignment in the form of a field research project on undergraduate student learning perceptions in an agricultural economics program. Data included a survey of all students completing the project and voluntary, open-ended interviews conducted by a non-course instructor. Results indicate students perceived the field project enhanced their learning over other assignments, especially with a higher frequency of interaction withindustry professionals. Additionally, students stated an improved depth of content knowledge, improvedprofessional understanding, and a deeper awareness of their strengths as a result of the field work project.
Curtis, K.R. and J. Mahon, (2010). “Concreting the Student Learning Experience in Agricultural Economics through Field Research Projects.” North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 54(4), 16-23.