Agricultural Education Program with Required Competences through Teaching-Learning Experiences

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Ratchadakorn Phonpakdee
Marlowe Aquino


The study aimed to determine the effectiveness of the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) professional agricultural education program on the students’ teaching-learning experiences. A total of 166 students were surveyed to identify their knowledge, skills and emotional competences, level of preparedness, influencing factors necessary in student education internship particularly on student roles and responsibilities and teacher-supervisor responsibility under the three sub-programs in agricultural education. Research data were analyzed and interpreted using frequency, percentages, and ranking based on student participation and teacher involvement in the agricultural education through the teaching-learning activities. The results were found that the students possess three important competency factors; namely: emotional, physical and mental skills necessary in enhancing their capacities in agricultural education internship program. Positive traits such as loyalty, honesty, humility, trustworthiness, punctuality and values time are important to students during the internship program. Dishonesty, tardiness, quarrelsome, and irresponsibility are the negative traits that students unlike to possess. Understanding the student “self”, university policies, teacher’s roles and responsibilities complement in making the student more professional in the future as they undergo the different phases of the KMITL agricultural education courses and the internship program. Theoretical implication of the research showed that the KMITL agricultural education-internship program is an evolving systematic process that supports integrated teaching-learning approach into more responsive, innovative and dynamic mechanism enhancing professionalism based on student competencies, level of preparedness, ethics, value system, policies and roles of teacher-supervisors. Providing the appropriate activities and supporting further with experiences will boost and improve the student’s competences in teaching agriculture. This paper tries to enhance the student become more professional in the future as they undergo the different phases of the KMITL agricultural education courses and the internship program.

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