The use of behaviorism in the classroom is very common and will likely persist to assess student learning. However, the educator must carefully develop learning activities so that they provide prompt feedback while supporting recall of the concepts.
Behaviorism’s popularity today may be, in part, because it explains how we react without having to understand what is happening in our minds which makes experimentation much simpler, observable, and straightforward.
I presented on the Boyer Model and the scholarship of Teaching. I shared foundational details, then Teaching and Learning examples. This included instructions on customizing student projects to yield better learning results, based on “real research.”