Approaches to training practitioners in the art and science of plant disease diagnosis

Stewart, TM and Galea, VJ (2006) Approaches to training practitioners in the art and science of plant disease diagnosis. Plant Disease, 90 5: 539-547.


Author Stewart, TM
Galea, VJ
Title Approaches to training practitioners in the art and science of plant disease diagnosis
Journal name Plant Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-2917
ISBN PD90-0539
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1094/PD-90-0539
Volume 90
Issue 5
Start page 539
End page 547
Total pages 9
Editor Anthony P. Keinath
Place of publication America
Publisher The American Phytopathological Society
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
740301 Higher education
Abstract Allowing plant pathology students to tackle fictitious or real crop problems during the course of their formal training not only teaches them the diagnostic process, but also provides for a better understanding of disease etiology. Such a problem-solving approach can also engage, motivate, and enthuse students about plant pathologgy in general. This paper presents examples of three problem-based approaches to diagnostic training utilizing freely available software. The first provides an adventure-game simulation where Students are asked to provide a diagnosis and recommendation after exploring a hypothetical scenario or case. Guidance is given oil how to create these scenarios. The second approach involves students creating their own scenarios. The third uses a diagnostic template combined with reporting software to both guide and capture students' results and reflections during a real diagnostic assignment.
Keyword Challenge Frap
Diagnosis For Crop Problems
Problem-based Learning
Scenario-based Training
Training Software
Plant Sciences
Pathology
Q-Index Code C1

 
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