Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples


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Operant conditioning can be used in which aspect of the classroom?

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1. What are the two main tools used in operant conditioning?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of positive reinforcement?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess operant conditioning and reinforcements used in a classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The classroom utilization of operant conditioning
  • Reinforcements used in a classroom setting
  • Examples of positive reinforcement
  • When punishment should be used in a classroom setting

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related operant conditioning lesson
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve a positive reinforcement scenario
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer a question about when it is appropriate to use punishment in a classroom

Additional Learning

To learn more about operant conditioning, review the accompanying lesson, Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the importance of using reinforcements when it comes to operant conditioning
  • Identify what positive reinforcement is and how it can be used in the classroom
  • Understand what punishment is and the appropriate situations for it in the classroom
  • Apply knowledge of operant conditioning to a fictional classroom example