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Robinson receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Shane Robinson, associate professor of agricultural education, recently was recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Southern Region conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE). The conference was held in conjunction with the annual Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists conference in Atlanta, GA.

Shane Robinson, associate professor of agricultural education, recently was recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Southern Region conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE). The conference was held in conjunction with the annual Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists conference in Atlanta, GA.

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes and encourages individual Southern Region AAAE members who are superior teachers in the field of agricultural education. Criteria evaluated for this award included: teaching methodologies, communication skills, commitment to the learning process, enthusiasm for teaching, inspiration, sense of humor, creating an interesting and enjoyable environment, student evaluations of teaching and others.

Robinson’s nomination packet will be forwarded for consideration in the national award competition in March.

Robinson, along with Dr. Marshall Baker, Dr. Avery Culbertson, Dr. Shane Robinson, Ms. Carmelita Goossen, Mr. Richie Roberts and Ms. Meagan Scott, represented OSU at the conference.

AECL faculty and grad students had six papers and three posters accepted for presentation at the conference.  Three of those papers were among the five selected as distinguished manuscripts:

  • The Chasm Between Beliefs and Practice: A Case Study of the Epistemological Stances of Pre Service Agricultural Education Teachers by Richie Roberts, Carmelita E. Goossen, Marshall A. Baker
  • The Effects of an Experiential Approach to Learning on Student Motivation by Marshall A. Baker, J. Shane Robinson, Robert Terry Jr.
  • The Lived Experiences of a Rural African American Youth in Agricultural Education by Carmelita E. Goossen, Nick R. Brown, Avery L. Culbertson

The paper by Roberts, Goossen and Baker (presented by Roberts) was recognized as the Outstanding Overall Presentation.

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