What is Behaviorism? Key Figures in Behaviorism How Can Behaviorism Be Used in a Classroom? How Will I Use Behaviorism in My Classroom? End Slide
Based on the theory that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning. Conditioning occurs through interaction with the environment Easy to collect data and information when conducting research
Two main types of conditioning: Classical and Operant. Classical- A stimulus is paired with a response. Operant- Learning is achieved through rewards and punishments. Main Menu
B.F. Skinner- Invented the “Skinner Box.” John B. Watson- Performed the “Little Albert” experiment. Ivan Pavlov- Best known for his work in classical conditioning
Did extensive research on physiology and digestion. Won 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology. Developed the term conditional reflex through a series of experiments including dogs and stimuluss. Main Menu
Implement the reward and punishment system. Reward the achieving students. Punish the slacking students.
Condition the poor students into positive habits. Encourage healthy habits in education. Main Menu
Give candy to the students who turn in work on time. Allow students who listen to run errands, go to library to study, etc.
Ensure that good habits continue throughout education. Create a healthy and productive educational environment. Main Menu
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