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ERIC Number: ED057728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 76
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Toward Conceptualization of Learning Processes in the College Classroom II: Considerations From Operant and Social Learning Theory.
Martin, Robert F.
The focus of this paper is the application of laboratory-derived principles to a more real-life situation. Specifically, a learning model is presented with the intent that principles and procedures derived from it be directly applicable to learning in the college classroom. The model presented is derived from 2 orientation to the phenomena of learning: the theory of operant conditioning, primarily characterized by B. F. Skinner; and social learning theory, based on J. B. Rotter's conceptions. The operant position is summarized first from a laboratory orientation; then suggestions and research on its applicability to the college classroom are reviewed. Difficulties apparent in the application of the operant model to a complex situation are noted; it is suggested that the social learning model is reviewed with this intention. Finally, suggestions for testing the appropriateness and utility of the proposed integrated model are made. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Psychology.