- Subject index
Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning. Covering all major themes, this book offers an introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; an introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; a glossary of terms; and case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection.
Chapter 4: Big Theory 1: Skinner and the Behaviourists
Big Theory 1: Skinner and the Behaviourists
What is Behaviourism?
Central to this theory is a psychology of learning in which the definition of learning is limited because it accepts only what can be observed rather than implied. There is no room for the subjective in this theory. You see a man go into a newsagent. That is your observation. From your observation you ...