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  1. Vol. 61 No. 5, p. 825-827
     
    Received: June 11, 1968


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doi:10.2134/agronj1969.00021962006100050056x

Collegiate Soils Contests, a Teaching Aid1

  1. I. J. Jansen,
  2. G. W. Olson and
  3. M. H. Milford2

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Interest and participation in soils contests are growing steadily. Preparation for and participation in these contests are educational experiences quite unlike those acquired in formal classes. Participants in regional and national contests have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by studying soils and landforms in regions unlike their own. The extracurricular nature of the contests and the competition among students and between teams gives participants the incentive to study soils with enthusiasm. The contests provide the setting for students and professors from schools in different parts of the country to exchange views and become better acquainted. In an attempt to evaluate the program, we sent questionnaires to individuals who had participated in past years, either as coaches or as team members. Respondents strongly support the program as an effective teaching device.

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