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Behaviorism and technology


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Behaviorism and technology

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