Teaching innovations in agricultural economics

an economic approach

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Abstract

An economic learning model, with time inputs of instructional preparation, classroom contact, and student preparation under both innovative and traditional teaching methods, is developed and used to evaluate teaching innovations in agricultural economics. The model’s implications for evaluating teaching innovations are developed and tested. The conclusions are as follows: a comparison of test scores for experimental and control groups to evaluate teaching innovations ignores the efficiency impacts of “labor-saving” innovations; students can provide useful data for evaluating teaching innovations; and economic cost-benefit concepts should guide conclusions about the effectiveness of innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-882
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Teaching
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Cost-Benefit Analysis
Agricultural economics
Innovation
Learning
Efficiency
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Teaching innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Teaching innovations in agricultural economics : an economic approach. / Dahlgran, Roger A.

In: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 72, No. 4, 1990, p. 873-882.

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