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Micah Smith Behaviorism


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Technology For Teachers UCF Spring 2012

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Micah Smith Behaviorism

  1. 1. Micah Smith
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7.  Implement the reward and punishment system. Reward the achieving students. Punish the slacking students.
  8. 8.  Condition the poor students into positive habits. Encourage healthy habits in education. Main Menu
  9. 9.  Give candy to the students who turn in work on time. Allow students who listen to run errands, go to library to study, etc.
  10. 10.  Ensure that good habits continue throughout education. Create a healthy and productive educational environment. Main Menu
  11. 11. What is Behaviorism Figures ersALL IMAGES USED ARE CLIPART