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  • 1. Behaviorism and Technology
    • Jessica Bloom & Victoria Devincenzi
  • 2. Behaviorism: The Theory
    • Dominant learning theory throughout 1950’s and 1960‘s: adaptability to environmental stimuli
    • Observable, objective, and measurable
    • Learning as a permanent change in behavior
  • 3. Behaviorism: Conditioned Reflex
    • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov: “Dog Salivation Experiment"
  • 4. Behaviorism: Operant Conditioning
    • B.F. Skinner’s “The Skinner Box”
  • 5. Behaviorism: Why it Works
    • Clearly stated objectives
    • Learners’ response: predictable
    • Cued response effective in stressful situations
  • 6. Behaviorism: Drawbacks
    • One dimensional
    • Disregards other learning styles
  • 7. Behaviorism: In the Classroom
    • Drill and practice
    • Flashcards
    • Rewards and punishments
    • Prompt feedback
  • 8. Behaviorism and Technology
    • Instant feedback, review and/or quiz
  • 9. Evaluating Behaviorism and Technology
    • Based on predetermined criteria
    • All learners evaluated based on same criteria
  • 10. Behaviorism and Technology: When it Does Not Work
    • Bodily/Kinesthetic
    • Product is 3 Dimensional
    • Learning fine motor skills
  • 11. Now, we ask you...
  • 12. What are some ways you have used behaviorism within your classroom?
  • 13. How can you include technology into these practices to supplement learning?

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