Using an experiential learning design to teach photography in agricultural communications

Lindsay Kennedy, Cynthia Akers, Rachel Jackson

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Photography is an important competency of agricultural communications graduates and is a core skilltaught in the discipline’s curriculum. The Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University offers an undergraduate photography course twice yearly in two semester formats: a traditional spring semester where photography principles are taught in the classroom and a 12-day experiential intersession semester that allows for flexibility in how and where the course is taught. Both semesters utilize the same instructor, assignments, and grading rubric. While much agricultural communications research has focused on photography as a needed skill, few studies examine photography teaching methods. The purpose of this study was to compare student performance in an agricultural communications digital photography course taught with an experiential learning approach to a traditional classroom approach during the 2016 and 2017 academic calendar years. Kolb’s (1984) expe
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
JournalJournal of Applied Communications
StatePublished - 2017


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