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Project TitleClassical and Operant ConditioningDeveloperJoe BuffaProgramPowerPoint in Kiosk modeThe project in a sentence…This project will be designed to serve as a way for students to learn about the different parts that make up a classical and operant conditioning experiment, culminating with students being asked to demonstrate...
Classical and Operant Conditioning
PowerPoint in Kiosk mode
The project in a sentence…
This project will be designed to serve as a way for students to learn about the different parts that make up a classical and operant conditioning experiment, culminating with students being asked to demonstrate their knowledge by creating their own experiments.
National Standards for High School Psychology
Curricula Category: Learning
Content Standard 1: Classical Conditioning
Students will be able to:
1.1 Describe the principles of classical conditioning.
1.3 Apply classical conditioning to everyday life.
Content Standard 2: Operant Conditioning
Students will be able to:
2.2 Describe the principles of operant conditioning.
2.4 Apply operant conditioning to everyday life.
This lesson will povide for direct instruction outside of the classroom. The PowerPoint wil provide rules of classical and operant conditioning, followed by examples and quick quizzes that students must get correct in order to advance in the lesson. The goal is to flip the classroom so that students learn about these two types of learning and the next day come prepared to create theiown experiments.
End of Class Day 1:
Hook: In class students will be shown a video clip from the TV series “The Big Bang Theory.” In the scene the character, Sheldon, attempts to operantly condition another character, Penny.
Discussion: Students will be asked to write down what they think happened. Topic Introduction:
Homework: Students will then be introduced to the concept of Classical and Operant Conditioning through PowerPoint Kiosk. The PowerPoint will include the background stories behind Pavlov (Classical Conditioning )and B.F. Skinner (Operant Conditioning) The PowerPoint will discuss the building blocks of a classical conditioning and operant conditioning experiment. Practice: Terminology will be described. Students understanding of the terminology will be assessed through built in multiple choice questions. Correct answers will allow students to continue on with the PowerPoint. Wrong answers will direct students back to the slide where the information can be found. The PowerPoint will provide examples of classical and operant conditioning experiments. Students understanding of the different components of each experiment through will be assessed through built in multiple choice questions. Correct answers will allow students to continue on with the PowerPoint. Wrong answers will direct students back to the slide where the information can be found.
Hook: Recap- Students will be shown video clips of the famous classical conditioning experiment performed by John B. Watson, “Little Albert,” and of the famous operant conditioning experiment performed by B.F. Skinner, “The Skinner Box.” These clips were embedded in the PowerPoint but the goal is to quickly review in order to check for understanding (could substitute with other examples)
Small Groups: Students will then be placed in groups to discuss the experiments. Students will then be asked to identify the key components of each experiment utilizing the terminology learned from the PowerPoint on Day 1.
Application: Students will be asked to create a write up of their own classical and operant conditioning experiments. Students will then be asked to create a visual representation of their experiments which they will share with the class at the end of the period.
This StAIR goes through the topics of classical and operant conditioning. In this StAIR, information is provided in a variety of formats and student must answer questions correctly to proceed through the content.
The StAIR is easy to use although the video didn't work for me and the link to the outside website forced me to start the StAIR over. Because there is so much information to learn over Classical and Operant conditioning I would consider making two StAIRs out it.
Time spent reviewing site:
1 year ago
This was an effective teaching tool for learning about classical and operant conditioning. The text layout was visually appealing and nice to work with. The UDL principles worked well, and the relearning helpfully brought the viewer back to the original point then to the questions in a way that worked well. Many of the slides had some visuals, but some of the wordier ones could have used something small. However, the slides that were exclusively diagrams were excellent and a needed break from subject matter that has a tendency to be dense. A small mechanical correction to consider would be not to put a period on the end of sentence fragments. Or choose to always use periods, but just be consistent throughout.
Technically this UDL worked well except that the links to the videos were broken.