Teaching and Learning Best Practices Toolkit

Kevan W. Lamm, Ph.D. & Alexa J. Lamm, Ph.D. | | 35 pages
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Impactful outreach and education programs get people to change something. When developing SARE-related programs, educators are most often trying to change behavior associated with the adoption of sustainable agricultural best management practices and/or technologies. Getting someone to change a behavior is not as easy as one may think.

This toolkit will provide:

  • An overview of learning styles, what they mean, why you should care and how
    they can be used to your advantage including specific teaching strategies you can
    use that address each kind of learning style.
  • Insights into how to best market your educational program from the very
    beginning so people will be inspired by what you have to offer.
  • Instructions on how to identify your target audience, get them in the room, and
    how to introduce new information with them in mind based on their learning
    styles/cultural preferences.
  • Ideas on how to build trust so you can most effectively transfer the information
    needed to bring about the change you seek.
  • Tools to measure how well you are incorporating learning styles into your
    teaching and learning strategy.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.