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Shaping is an important part of how we teach a new behavior.  What is an example of a behavior that may require shaping and explain the shaping process of teaching a new behavior?

Oct 3rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

An example behavior which may require shaping.

A student who does not take his assignments at all would require behavior shaping to be administered in order to make him/her take homework seriously.


Steps towards shaping this behaviour will be:

Breaking the homework in to small manageable chunks which are easy and not scary. This will help the student see it as an easy requirement.

For example..

The student can be asked to fill in their personal detains on a an answer sheet as the first step

Secondly they can be given say like one question to answer. Progressively the teacher can keep on increasing the number of questions while evaluating the desires of the student. This act creates an habit within the student until he or she gets used to doing assignments.

You can get more examples here

http://www.behavioradvisor.com/Shaping.html


Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Sep 18th, 2015

Got a little confused in your answer with this part.

The student can be asked to fill in their personal detains on a an answer sheet as the first step (could you clarify)

Sep 19th, 2015

Hi, Sorry that i was offline for a while. This is the explanation.

In the initial step, the student who is never willing to do assignments can be given a simple task to put down his or her personal information on a sheet of paper, which will be the answer sheet. Seeing that it is easy, the student will go ahead and do it. From that step, a teacher can then decide to let the student  advance by asking him or her to do a simple question after listing his personal details.

Sep 19th, 2015

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