Chaining as an instructional technique involves

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Unformatted text preview: behaviors that need to be executed in sequence (Zirpoli & Melloy, 1997). Chaining as an instructional technique involves teaching students to execute a behavioral chain, such as teaching students to execute the sequence of steps in long division. In teaching through chaining, you have three major choices of how to sequence the instruction: total 8 task training, forward chaining, and backward chaining, (Alberto & Troutman, 1999; Martin & Pear, 1996; Spooner & Spooner, 1984). Total task training involves teaching all the steps in a chain at one time. For example, you might demonstrate all the steps in long division, and ask students to learn all those steps at once. This approach tends to be very effective with simple behavioral chains Forward chaining involves teaching the first step or task of a chain until students have mastered it. Then the second step or task is taught until it is mastered, and this process is followed until all the steps or tasks have been taught. For example, you would teach the first step in long divisi...
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