IZT2: Learning Theories-Task One-Sarah Smith - IZY2-Task 1 IZT2 Learning Theories-Task One Sarah Smith Western Governors University Introduction

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IZY2-Task 1 IZT2: Learning Theories-Task One Sarah Smith Western Governors University Introduction
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IZY2-Task 1 My instructional setting is a music and technology classroom at an elementary school located in a rural community of Colorado. My elementary school houses 373 students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Due to the high percentage of low-income families that attend our school, we are a Title 1 funded school. The class in which my lesson will take place is in a 2nd grade music class. There are 23 students in this class, with 13 girls and 10 boys. 60% of the class is Hispanic, 34% white and 4% African American. One student is on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for academics, and 3 are on READ plans for their low reading scores. These students receive servicing through our ESS or Title 1 departments. Key Elements and Effects of Behaviorism Behaviorism emphasizes the role of environmental factors in influencing behavior, to the near exclusion of innate or inherited factors. This amounts essentially to a focus on learning (McLeod, Saul, 2017). Behaviorism is known as a stimulus and response relationship. A stimulus can be provided to a student when they either have good behavior or have a correct answer in class. The student most likely will try to replicate the behavior in order to continue to receive the stimulus. If the teacher continues to provide reinforcement, their behavior should continue and strengthen, or become conditioned. The two types of conditioning used in the behaviorism theory are classical conditioning and operant conditioning.
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