SCIENCE OF TEACHING offers a comprehensive guide for teachers, educators, and anyone else interested in human behavior on how learning occurs at a biological and environmental level. What shapes our behavior? How do our behaviors become reinforced? What are some useful techniques to help shape human behavior towards acquiring new skills and behaviours? How do we measure human behavior and what is the science behind teaching and learning? These are all questions which are addressed within this film. The film covers many sections ranging from the biological basis of learning, tools for educators, precision teaching and technology in the classroom.
Prosocial Progress: A Blueprint for Social Sustainability is an educational film which has been uploaded to the internet for free download and distribution. It has been written, directed and produced by Thomas Hallatt & Dale Hallatt; founders of Prosocial Progress Foundation which is based in the UK but adopts a global perspective.
The aim of the film is to demonstrate how behavioural science can be utilised on a large scale in areas of child development, education and the culture itself in order to bring about sustainability both on a social and environmental level. The film is rooted in behaviour analytic methods, which provides specific details on how positive reinforcement can be applied to bring about sustainable behaviour change for a better world.
The Foundation will be concentrating its future efforts on giving behaviour analysis a much larger platform in terms of media representation, as well as putting into action a variety of projects which can bring some of the methods found within behavioural science into reality. There will be more details on such projects in 2014 on prosocialprogress.org
Dina Petty interviews teacher and author Michael Maloney on the subject of illiteracy. Michael discusses the problem of illiteracy, the warning signs of your child’s poor reading skills and how his method addresses this serious issue. Learn more about the Maloney Method at http://www.maloneymethod.com.