Agricultural extension agents' perceptions of effective teaching strategies for adult learners in the Master Beef Producer program Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The purpose of the study reported here was to explore and describe how Extension agents selected teaching strategies for adult audiences. Andragogy is hypotheses concerning the attributes of adult learners (Knowles, Swanson, & Holton III, 2005). Extension agents responsible for teaching the Master Beef Producer (MBP) program were purposively selected for this study. Using qualitative research, results of the study show that county agricultural Extension agents felt hands-on instruction was the most effective teaching strategy for cattlemen. This article highlights the need for Extension to provide potential and current agents with formal education and professional development in andragogy. © by Extension Journal, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Strong, R., Harder, A., & Carter, H.

publication date

  • June 2010