Ch 8: Learning in the Workplace: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Learning in the Workplace chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach theories of learned behavior and reinforcement in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Learning in the Workplace chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Classical conditioning Pavlov's dogs, conditioned response, stimuli, generalization
Tuesday Operant conditioning Edward Thorndike, B.F. Skinner, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, extinction
Wednesday Shaping Successive approximations, differential reinforcement, complex behaviors
Thursday Social-cognitive learning theory Modeling, reinforcement, punishment, live models, symbolic models
Friday Companies as learning organizations Team learning, personal mastery, shared vision, mental models, systems thinking, Peter Senge

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Learning in the Workplace: Lesson Plans
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Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

1. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.

Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

2. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.

What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

4. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.

How Companies Become Learning Organizations

5. How Companies Become Learning Organizations

In today's knowledge economy, it is imperative that organizations and their members find ways to acquire, share, and apply new knowledge; a notion that is highly characteristic of a learning organization. In this lesson, you will learn what it means to be a learning organization and the benefits of becoming one.

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