CDC Observation 5

CDC Observation 5 - Tim O'Brien FSW 281 Observation...

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Tim O’Brien FSW 281 Observation November 30, 2010 CDC Observation 5 On my last observation I wanted to wrap up my observations and make some final conclusions. Last week, I spoke in length about pretend play that the children take place in. I concluded that this is very important for the intellectual development of these children. This week, I want to break down another aspect of my observations. I noticed that some of the CDC supervisors use some of the social learning theories that we have discussed in class. I’m not sure that they are directly using these theories in practice, but I did notice they were taking place. B.F. skinner studied and wrote about operant conditioning, in which children’s behaviors are shaped by consequences that they experience. Through the two children in which I observe, this theory is prevalent. The boys I observe discover what behavior is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ based on the responses they receive from their supervisors. Last week, Diego (one of the boys I observe)
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