Abstract

This study explored how a group of farmers developed their mental models of farming. Two themes emerged from the data: (a) Discovery learning plays an important role in model development; (b) When a mental model serves as a barrier to learning an activating event may be necessary for model transformation.

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Discovery and Change: Themes of Mental Model Development Among Successful New Farmers

This study explored how a group of farmers developed their mental models of farming. Two themes emerged from the data: (a) Discovery learning plays an important role in model development; (b) When a mental model serves as a barrier to learning an activating event may be necessary for model transformation.