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Behaviorism

  1. 1. By:Angela Monroe
  2. 2. Menu What is Behaviorism? Father of Behaviorism The Classroom My Philosophy
  3. 3. What is Behaviorism? All behaviors are based on conditioning Classical Conditioning/Operant Conditioning Classical- Natural stimulus paired with response Operant- Reward and punishment based learning
  4. 4. What is Behaviorism? Cont’d. Famous Dog + Bell experiment Positive reinforcement- something good is added Negative reinforcement- something bad is removed
  5. 5. Father of Behaviorism John B. Watson: 1878 – 1958 Started college at age of 16 “Psychology was science of observable behavior” 1913- Delivered most famous lecture on Behaviorism
  6. 6. Father of Behaviorism Cont’d Known for his “Little Albert” experiment Firm believer that practice strengthens learning Lent his knowledge to advertising companies Watson was the father of behaviorism/ B.F. Skinner applied it to education
  7. 7. The Classroom Teacher must repeat concepts often Rewards condition students to behave well Teacher can incorporate tech games to practice concepts Students absorb material better with multiple modes of learning
  8. 8. The Classroom Cont’d Top 5 ways to facilitate behavioristic learning  Give the learner immediate feedback  Break task into small steps  Repeat directions often  Give work based on difficulty level  Positive reinforcement is key
  9. 9. My Philosophy I agree that learning is based on practice There should always be positive reinforcement Technology can be used to reinforce both concepts and good behavior Bad behavior can be modified with proper reinforcement
  10. 10. My Philosophy Cont’d I don’t think teaching should be as impersonal as behaviorism suggests Has potential to remove student individuality Can make students expect to be consistently rewarded even when doing what is expected

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