Blake Colclasure

Blake Colclasure
Doane University · Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. Agricultural Education

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August 2019 - April 2022
Doane University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2018 - August 2021
Heartland Community College
Position
  • Agriculture Faculty
Education
August 2015 - August 2018
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
August 2011 - May 2015
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science
August 2009 - May 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Agricultural and Environmental Science Education

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Publications (39)
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A wide range of challenges continues to exist in delivering school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs. Among the most pressing challenges are the recruitment and retention of high-quality agriculture teachers (Guffey & Young, 2020). Teacher educators and researchers in SBAE are tasked with meeting the nationwide demand for teachers, while...
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Faculty development programs in agricultural colleges have aimed to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate and graduate courses. The purpose of this study was to examine how students perceived instructor teaching behaviors after instructors participated in the Teacher’s College program at the University of Florida. Student course evaluation...
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The purpose of this study was to compare the 5E method of inquiry-based instruction (IBI) and the four-stage model of direct instruction (DI) on students' content knowledge achievement. The population for this study was all secondary high school students enrolled in the CASE® Natural Resources and Ecology course and whose teachers completed the CAS...
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Community colleges have a strong history of providing vocational education and occupational training to meet changing workforce demands of local industries. In the Midwest, agricultural industries have expressed an expanding need for middle-skilled workers with postsecondary, prebaccalaureate credentials. The 21st century agricultural landscape has...
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Through the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp became a federally legal crop in the United States for the first time in nearly a half century. Farmers from across the country became interested in the potential of the crop and land-grant universities and other institutions of higher education were challenged with the task of closing an expansive kn...
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A need exists for advancements in undergraduate science education that challenges students to replicate the process of scientific inquiry and problem-solving in authentic settings. Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs) offer undergraduates the opportunity to participate in research-based projects through faculty mentorship. Although there are m...
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In the spring of 2020, post-secondary institutions around the world abruptly shuttered the typical face-to-face teaching and learning environment in favor of remote instruction. The abrupt change to fully remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic required faculty to quickly learn new pedagogy, reformat course structures, and implement ne...
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COVID-19 has been one of the most significant disruptors of higher education in modern history. Higher education institutions rapidly transitioned to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in mid-to-late March of 2020. The extent of COVID-19’s impact on teaching and learning, and the resulting challenges facilitating ERT during this time, likely varied by...
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Agriculture is a fundamental industry that contributes to a safe and affordable food supply for an interconnected global population. However, soil degradation, soil loss, nutrient runoff, pest resistance, water depletion, and excessive pesticide use has been associated with intensive row crop production. Threats from a changing climate and a low co...
Conference Paper
For the first time in nearly a half century it is federally legal for farmers in the United States to grow industrial hemp. Farmers from across the country are investigating the potential of the newly legalized crop and are looking to research institutions for assistance. Land-grant universities and other institutions of higher education have been...
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Most educators know that it can be challenging to get students motivated to learn at the start of a lesson. The importance of student motivation, academic desire, and engagement is well noted as these factors have been directly linked to students’ academic achievement. An interest approach uses a brief activity to stimulate students’ situational in...
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School-based agricultural education has evolved considerably in the last century. This philosophical perspective examines the history of agricultural education in the United States and explores how early contributions to agricultural education shaped the structure of modern SBAE. The divergent roles of agricultural education to 1) provide a qualifi...

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Project
Research project exploring emerging U.S. hemp/cannabis industry with emphasis on human dimensions including: a) education; b) industry needs assessment; c) consumer perceptions; and d) consumer attitude.