MENU.• Key Points of the Theory.• Key People & Detailed Information.• Classroom Implications.• What I Think.
Key Points of the Theory.• Stimulus response.• Acting, thinking, feeling are all behaviors.• All behavior caused by external stimuli.• Explained without considering internal mental states.• Behaviors are acquired through conditioning.• Classical conditioning and Operant conditioning.
Key Points of the Theory.• Behaviorism is based on observable behaviors.• Relevant to skill development.• Behaviorism implies the dominance of teacher.• Positive and negative reinforcement.• Behaviorism rejects structuralism.• Learning defined: change in behavior in learner.
Key People & Detailed Info.• Developed by B.F. Skinner.• Radical behaviorism was a behaviorism school.• Meditating structures & role of emotions were different.• B.F. Skinner did research on Operant conditioning.• Ivan Pavlov of classical conditioning affected behaviorism.• Behaviorism was eclipsed because cognitive revolution.
Classroom Implications.• A learner is essentially passive.• A learner starts with a blank slate.• Behavior is then shaped.• Behavior precedes the cognitivist worldwide.• Positive/Negative reinforcement increase the antecedent behavior will happen again.• Punishment positive/negative decreases the antecedent behavior happening again.
Classroom Implications.• Positive indicates the application of stimulus.• Negative indicated withholding of a stimulus.• Teacher is dominant.• The substrate of learning.• Good classroom environment for everyone.• Positive attitudes.
What I Think.• Behaviorism is a good learning theory.• Environment does shape behavior.• Positive/Negative reinforcement are huge.• Want a positive atmosphere in your class.• The teacher is dominate.• Kids need to be reminded of behavior expectations.
What I Think.• Everyone does start with blank slate.• You can change child’s behavior by reinforcement.• Operant and classical conditioning play huge role in the classroom.• Behavior can be altered.• Every child can change.• Behaviorism works for everyone.