Psychology for the Classroom: Behaviourism by John WoollardPsychology for the Classroom: Behaviourism by John Woollard

Psychology for the Classroom: Behaviourism

byJohn WoollardEditorJohn Woollard

Hardcover | March 8, 2010

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Psychology for the Classroom: Behaviourismdescribes and reflects upon the foundations of behaviourism and the proliferation of behaviourist techniques in common practice today. Through examples drawn from research, presentation of theory, description of pedagogy and illustration by vignette, the book informs teachers and allows them to modify their teaching in order to take account of what is now known about the way that carefully planned curriculum and appropriately reinforced behaviours lead to learning. There is a particular emphasis upon the role of the traditional principles of behaviourist learning theory and practice to contemporary issues and strategies in e-learning.

The author has taken a broad sweep of what has been written and promoted to educators in the area of behaviourist theory and practice, and the result is an informative and potentially very useful guide which should be read by all of us who are interested in, or responsible for, planning and encouraging effective teaching and learning.

John Woollardis Lecturer in Information Technology Education in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. He has previously taught in both primary and secondary schools. He now researches teaching and learning with computers.
Title:Psychology for the Classroom: BehaviourismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 8, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415493986

ISBN - 13:9780415493987

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction The language of behaviourism  Post-millennium views of behaviourism  The people of behaviourism  Refuting the critics of behaviourism  The nature of behaviourism  Behaviourism is'  Summary  Activities Chapter 2. Research Research with animals  Repetition and rote learning  Learning from example  Behaviour modification under scrutiny  Providing models for behaviour  Self-participation in behaviour change  The impact of reward and praise  Summary  Activities Chapter 3. Theory Classical conditioning  Stimulus, response and consequence  Operant conditioning and schedules of reinforcement  Observational learning by modelling behaviour  Punishment, impact and alternatives  Verbal behaviour and dealing with language  Summary  Activities Chapter 4. Pedagogy The characteristics of a behaviourist pedagogy  Behaviour modification through positive reinforcement  Creating a curriculum  Enhancing the interventions  Avoiding the limitations  Reducing unwanted behaviours  Summary  Activities Chapter 5. Strategies Strategies of a behaviourist teacher  House points and the lottery draw  Basic skills; basic methods  Shaping and modelling in ICT teaching  SEAL, sanctuary and self-efficacy  Teacher training, social engagement  Improving the learning environment  Computerisation of the curriculum  The challenging class  Summary  Activities References  Index