Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Workshop #W54
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Teaching a Behavioral Child Development Course with Interteaching and Student Response Systems (Clickers)
Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Area: TBA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Gary D. Novak, Ph.D.
GARY D. NOVAK (California State University, Stanislaus), MARTHA PELAEZ (Florida International University)
Description: Very few behavior analysts teach courses in child development. As a result, this important area is dominated by nonbehavioral viewpoints. This workshop will give you the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared to teach a course in child and adolescent development from a behavioral perspective. The workshop leaders will present the basic concepts of their behavioral-systems approach to child and adolescent development that are detailed in their textbook. Through the use of Student Response Systems (clickers), participants will learn how to develop an interactive classroom format in which peers, the instructor, and the student share an active teaching role. Objectives, outlines and other materials will be provided.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Explain the basic principles of a behavioral systems approach to child development. Write questions to be used in cllicker-based interteaching sessions Take a chapter and write learning objectives for a unit of a child development course. Identify the pedagogical approach they will take in teaching a course. Know the basics for teaching a course in behavioral development.
Activities: Participants will be given a set of chapter objectives related as models. They will be asked to write their own set of objectives for one chapter. Participants will create sample questions based on the objectives they create. Participants will learn how to use clickers to effectively engage students. Participants will discuss the type of pedagogy that would work best for their individual teaching situations.
Audience: Graduate students, full-time and part-time faculty interested in learning about developmental theory and its applications; those teaching a course in child development at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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