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Errorless Learning

Errorless or near-errorless learning involves structuring and manipulating the teaching situation to assist learners in acquiring new behaviors without errors; it is a method by which stimulus control is established. Errorless learning is based on three key assumptions. First, much of teaching involves helping learners respond correctly to new or target stimuli (stimuli to which the learner does not, before instruction, respond correctly). Those stimuli can be any situation in which a specific behavior or chain of behaviors is needed or relevant. The stimulus could be a word to be read or spelled, a sounding fire alarm, dirty hands and the presence of the classroom sink, a meal to be eaten, a question to be answered, an object to be named, a math problem ...

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