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By Mike Hansen
   What is Behaviorism?   Important People.   Used in a Classroom?   My Classroom.
   Also known as Behavioral Psychology.   It is a learning theory.   The idea that all behaviors are acquired    throug...
   Learning takes place through a system of    positive and negative rewards.   Independent thinking is NOT an important...
   Ivan Pavlov    ◦ Won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1904    ◦ Most famous work was done with dogs      Trained dogs...
   B.F. Skinner    ◦ Most notable work was done with Pigeons.    ◦ He used Operant Conditioning      Learning controlled...
   When does a teacher use this theory?   Behaviorism is used in almost all classrooms.   Specifically Operant Conditio...
   What students do with this theory?   Like Pavlovs work with dogs, students are    also trained to do something at the...
   Does behaviorism a part of my teaching?   YES!   Rewarding students with a high grade for    excellent work.
   Behaviorism can be a great part of teaching.   Rewarding students for good work is also    rewarding for a teacher!
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Mike hansen theory

  1. 1. By Mike Hansen
  2. 2.  What is Behaviorism? Important People. Used in a Classroom? My Classroom.
  3. 3.  Also known as Behavioral Psychology. It is a learning theory. The idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning.
  4. 4.  Learning takes place through a system of positive and negative rewards. Independent thinking is NOT an important aspect of behaviorism.
  5. 5.  Ivan Pavlov ◦ Won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1904 ◦ Most famous work was done with dogs  Trained dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. ◦ He used Classic Conditioning  The natural reflex that occurs in response to a stimulus.
  6. 6.  B.F. Skinner ◦ Most notable work was done with Pigeons. ◦ He used Operant Conditioning  Learning controlled by positively reinforcing desired behaviors and negatively reinforcing undesired behaviors.
  7. 7.  When does a teacher use this theory? Behaviorism is used in almost all classrooms. Specifically Operant Conditioning. ◦ When class work is done well, students are rewarded positively with the grad of an “A”. ◦ When class work is done poorly, students are rewarded negatively with the grade of an “F”
  8. 8.  What students do with this theory? Like Pavlovs work with dogs, students are also trained to do something at the sound of a bell. ◦ Get up and go to the next class! This is Classic Conditioning.
  9. 9.  Does behaviorism a part of my teaching? YES! Rewarding students with a high grade for excellent work.
  10. 10.  Behaviorism can be a great part of teaching. Rewarding students for good work is also rewarding for a teacher!

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