Discusses models by Donald E. Broadbent and Anne Triesman. Do we really have to pay attention to control and direct all our behavior? How is it that we focus our attention on one input or stimulus and ignore the rest? This program answers these questions by examining the following concepts: the selective attention models of Broadbent and Triesman are described using real life examples such as air traffic controllers; divided attention theories are described and evaluated; and the area of visual attention is illustrated by the demonstration of the visual search technique and the Stroop test.
In a conversation with John M. Whiteley, Skinner addresses important issues in education. He advocates using reinforcement techniques to aid teachers and proposes redesigning the educational system to increase learning.
Behavior modification with the point system
Call Number: BF637.B4B442 2003
Publication Date: 2003
This DVD illustrates using the point system in modifying children's behavior.
This program explores alternative approaches and explanations of learning. It emphasized the recent move towards a Cognitive Theory of Learning and examines the current research in the area. The program includes archival film featuring B. F. Skinner and Dr. Robert Epstein, who demonstrated apparent "insight" learning in pigeons using behaviorist techniques.
Explains that in the future, more jobs will require the ability to keep learning on the job. Suggests ten ways to improve the quality of student thinking. Includes classroom episodes in which teachers ask open questions, follow up student responses, and in other ways model the suggested practices.
Explains the findings of recent research which indicates that different children have different learning styles. Describes behavioral characteristics which are associated with different learning styles and matches instructional methods, resources and programs to various learning styles. Features educator Rita Dunn.
Moderator -- Bob Ray Sanders, Vice President and Associate Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Panelists -- William Pelz, Professor of Psychology at the Herkimer County Community College, State University of New York; Dr. Peter Shea, professor in the department of Educational Theory and Practice with a joint appointment with the School of Information Science and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York; Dr. Karen Swan, RCET Research Professor in the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University.
University faculty and students tell why recognizing diversity is important on the college campus and demonstrate how instructors can teach effectively in an increasingly diverse academic setting. Describes four strategies: include all students; recognize different ways individuals learn; promote respect in the classroom; and acknowledge diversity through curriculum choices.