What are they teaching kids in school these days? A look at plant propagation courses at North Carolina State©

L. Meyer
North Carolina State University currently offers several plant propagation courses to a number of different student audiences: HS 121 (Plant Propagation for Associates degree students), HS 301 (Plant Propagation for Bachelor’s degree students), and HS 203 (Home Plant Propagation for certificate students and Bachelor’s degree students pursuing majors unrelated to Horticultural Science). Some of these students are majoring in horticulture, and others are just taking a plant propagation class an elective out of interest. Some of the students want to propagate plants at home as a hobby while others plan to make a career in commercial horticulture.
Even the delivery of the course materials vary as some of these courses are taught in person on campus, while one of them—(HS 203)—is also taught online for distance education students. The students who want to learn about our craft have a wide range of goals. Despite their differences, my teaching goals in these classes are the same.
Meyer, L. (2017). What are they teaching kids in school these days? A look at plant propagation courses at North Carolina State©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 345-348
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1174.70
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1174.70
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