Behaviorism/Teaching College Students
A 5 page research paper/essay that addresses use of behaviorism in the college classroom. As Russell (2002) points out, educators search for the environment and teaching approach that is “ideal,” that is, which aids students in learning efficiently and effectively. One of the principal approaches to creating the “ideal” learning environment, which dominated much of the teaching that occurred in the twentieth century, is the behaviorist approach. This examination of behaviorism, first of all, defines this model of instruction, but then considers whether or not behaviorism is appropriate to today’s college classroom. Bibliography lists 3 sources.