Classical conditioning; Reinforcement (positive and negative); Punishment (presentation and removal)

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Classical conditioning; Reinforcement (positive and negative); Punishment (presentation and removal)

Pick two of the following concepts of human cognition. For each concept (a) provide a description of that concept and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that concept could be applied within your field or specific profession

                               

General Directions

The target audience for your final project is members new teachers. Imagine that your boss has tasked you with making recommendations to help new teachers apply our course concepts. The goal of these recommendations will be to help those members of your field or specific profession apply the principles we learned about this semester within the context of your field profession.

Prompts: (At least one page per prompt.)

Prompt #1:

Pick two of the following concepts of behaviorism. For each concept (a) provide a description of that concept and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that concept could be applied within your field or specific profession:

  • Pick at least one of the following: Classical conditioning; Reinforcement (positive and negative); Punishment (presentation and removal)
  • Pick at least one of the following: Fixed reinforcement schedules (ratio and interval); Variable reinforcement schedules (ratio and interval); Counterconditioning; Cueing

Prompt #2:

Pick two of the following concepts of human cognition. For each concept (a) provide a description of that concept and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that concept could be applied within your field or specific profession:

  • Pick at least one of the following: Motivated working memory allocation; Encoding strategies; Retrieval-based learning; Myelination; “The magical mystery four”
  • Pick at least one of the following: Chunking; Verbalization; Enactment; Distributed practice; Imagery; Hot cognition

Prompt #:

Pick two of the following concepts of the motivation to learn. For each concept (a) provide a description of that concept and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that concept a could be applied within your field or specific profession:

  • Pick at least one of the following: Personal vs. situational interest; The four types of achievement goals; the “Doing-Just-Enough-Goal”
  • Pick at least one of the following: Attribution theory (all three dimensions and their components); Expectancy-value theory (including importance utility interest and cost)

Prompt #4:

Pick four of Gagne’s nine learning events. For each event (a) provide a description of that event and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that event could be applied within your field or specific profession to aid learning.

Prompt #5:

Pick two of the following concepts related to Social Cognitive Theory and self-regulation of learning. For each concept (a) provide a description of that concept and (b) provide a context-specific example of how that concept could be applied within your field or specific profession:

  • Self-efficacy; Vicarious learning (reinforcement and punishment); Modeling; Reciprocal causation; The five profiles of motivated-self-regulated engagement

How Should You Do It?

Regardless of the approach you take you should write/build your project as if your intended audience is people who are new to your profession. Speak or write as if the person/people reading or viewing your materials has/have never learned any of these concepts before.

External Sources (minimum of three required; cited in APA format)

You will need to do a little independent research for this project. Specifically you are required to include and cite information from at least three external sources (i.e. sources that haven’t been included as readings in this course). You have the freedom to decide which external information you would like to include within your project.