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ERIC Number: ED288755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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What Interbehavioral Psychology Has To Offer Education--Now.
Cornwell, David; Hobbs, Sandy
B. F. Skinner's influence on various applications of psychology in education has been greater than J. R. Kantor's, the founder of interbehaviorism. However, the field of education might benefit from a greater input of Kantorian, as opposed to Skinnerian, theory. Policymakers, administrators, and teachers have failed to totally adopt Skinner's educational proposals, which focus heavily on programmed instruction and do not consider how teaching is actually practiced or how educators discuss educational goals. Two examples of interbehavioral educational approaches are presented. One, based on "The Psychology of Learning and Techniques of Teaching" by J. M. Thyne, explains learning as the adoption of a new response to a situation. The second example, the EXRIB System of Analyzing Teaching, was developed as an indisciplinary endeavor and as part of the Classroom Interaction Project (CIP) at Jordanhill College. Project participants analyzed statements about teaching and observations of actual teaching situations and devised a model based on teaching as a goal-oriented activity. Appendices include an explanation of the EXRIB system and a report entitled "An Interbehavioral Perspective on Applied Behavior Analysis." Figures and tables are included. (JHP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A