August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

B. F. Skinner's Legacy To Education

Monday, July 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Skinner's research and writings have provided the world with a rich accounting of human behavior and learning. It only stands to reason that his work would translate into effective educational practices. Although one of his greatest disappointments was his failure to have more influence over the educational establishment, several of his ideas and discoveries are part of the fabric of our educational system today. Many of the well accepted teaching practices found in today's classroom's had their origin in Skinner's efforts to develop programmed instruction, teaching machines, and a technology of teaching. An overview of current educational practices that had their origin in Skinner's laboratory will be presented. A few important derivatives that have had a beneficial impact on the education of children with autism will be highlighted.

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Act 48
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