Learning Theories Analysis
- Participation Check
The course I am evaluating has participation checks periodically throughout the course. This lends itself to the Behaviourist model as responses are reinforced by positive or negative feedback; in this case a green check, praise and a mark. I think this is a boring way to begin the course as it is all about content and develops a passive learner. (BlueSofaMedia. (2012). Use a learning theory: Behaviourism)
2. Syllabus Quiz
Another Behaviourist strategy is the syllabus quiz given at the start of the course. This is used to model expectations and ensure that learners are aware of what the course entails. The course design here elicits the desired behaviours. It works well here as the answers are objective.