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AP – Restraining The Urge To Enlighten Students In Order To Challenge Them To Discover And Learn

This paper looks at the link between what educators understand about learning and the putting of that knowledge into practice when designing learning experiences for their students. The focus of the paper is the structuring and execution of a farm tour for farm management students to achieve higher order learning outcomes. The design involves focussing student attention by embedding the student assessment process entirely within the tour itinerary. More provocatively, it involves teaching staff and farmer cooperators initially restricting their responses to aspects of student questioning in order to help rouse students to sharpen their observational abilities and skilfully share and draw on their own collective prior learning and knowledge.

Keywords: Farm management education, student tours, constructivism.

 

 

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Author(s): Morgan, C.K., Morgan, R.W.

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Organizations(s): School of Rural Management, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW, Western Institute of TAFE, NSW Department of Education and Training, Orange