Eme2040 behaviorism
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Like this? Share it with your network

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Behaviorism
    Created by Jodi
  • 2. What Is Behaviorism?
    Behaviorism is the prediction and control of human behavior in which introspection and/or independent thinking play no essential part of its teaching methods
    Came into play during the industrial revolution of modernism
    Behaviorists recognize no dividing line between humans and animals
    Contributing behaviorists include Pavlov, Skinner and Bandura
  • 3. Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)
    Won Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1904
    Used conditioning to teach dogs to salivate when he rang a bell
    Came up with Classic Conditioning, or the natural reflex that occurs in response to the stimulus
  • 4. B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)
    Displayed Operant Conditioning, or learning that is controlled and-responsive patterns results in shaping behavior through the reinforcement of stimulus
    Skinner conducted an experiment with pigeon and rewarded them when they behaved properly , and even taught how to bowl in a specially conducted bowling alley
  • 5. Albert Bandura (1925- )
    Famous for his ideas on Social Learning or Social Cognitive Theory, which focuses on those motivational factors and self-regulatory mechanism that contribute to a person’s behavior
    Bandura believes that people learn through observation
    Television commercials show observational learning, or when something is watched and then the behavior is mimicked
    Recently, Bandura has focused on self-efficacy, or a personal observation about one’s perceived ability to feel, think and motivate oneself to learn
  • 6. Classroom Implications Without Technology
    Teachers can use Behaviorism in classrooms through their behaviors. When they demonstrate how a child should perform or do an assignment, the children can mimic them (much like Bandura).
    Teachers can also reward the students for their behavior and work they do well in order to show behaviorism (much like Skinner).
    Much like with Pavlov’s dogs, teachers can have a routine in their classroom so the children can learn the behavior that comes next. For example, kindergarteners know that after they read a story it is nap time.
  • 7. Classroom Implications With Technology
    For observation, much like Bandura, teachers can show videos of behaviors or projects that will be performed for the students to imitate
    Teachers can give PowerPoint Quizzes, much like the last assignment, and reward the students with an educational online computer game or another prize with the student answers a problem correctly
    Teachers can use Behaviorism with reinforcement by having the students go online to search something, writing down the source, and citing the website in order the for student to learn how to cite sources
  • 8. Bibliography