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What is Behaviourism

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
The most important aspect of behaviouristic theory is that the learner is viewed as adapting to the environment and learning is seen largely as a passive process. Knowledge is viewed as given and absolute (objective knowledge). Rote memorization and drill-and-practice instruction are supported by behaviourist theory.
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A Virtual Laboratory of Mathematics Education
Pedro Palhares (University of Minho, Portugal) and Alexandra Gomes (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch238
Virtual laboratories are increasing for all areas of scientific domains. However, the concept of such laboratories can be extended to include educational activities. But the point is, how to do it? We have been involved in the development of a virtual laboratory on mathematics education for the past 15 months. Our institution is involved in the training of primary school teachers. On their final year, our students go to primary schools and teach there in some supervised classes. Our idea is to create an instrument that can be used with primary school children by our students, during the earlier-mentioned practice in schools. Therefore it has to be an instrument with features that include being appealing to children, easy to use, and helpful to novice primary school teachers.
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Learning and Teaching in the Modern Age
A learning theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, which advocates that learning can only happen through observable, tangible change in behaviour which is derived from a response to a stimulus, using a reinforcement process based on trial and error.
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Computer Games and Language Learning
A learning theory, which is focused on observable behaviour.
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Should I Play or Should I Go?: Identifying Challenges for Gamification
An educational theory that prioritizes facilitating observable, tangible outcomes over understanding internal, mental operations. It centrally uses conditioning (reward and punishment) to affect behaviour changes. Successful learning is seen as the exhibition of changed behaviour.
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