Enhancing education has been a target of interest since the beginning of the behavioral tradition, especially influenced by scientists such as Skinner, Dewey, Keller, Lindsley, and Engelman. While no one should be surprised by the fact that behavior analysis has influenced the education of folks with autism and other developmental disabilities, many are surprised to learn that education qua education is in fact part of the purview of behavior science. This panel will consist of a brief summary of several specific approaches to education from the behavioral tradition, their origins, where they stand today, and what directions they can go in the future. In the discussion of these approaches, the use of technology (established and emerging) in the service of these educational approaches will be highlighted. This is the perfect panel for an audience member who wishes to see what behavior analysis has and can contribute to the state of our educational systems, now and in the future.
Review discussant Joshua K. Pritchard’s biographical statement.
Review R. Douglas Greer‘s biographical statement.
Review Kent Johnson ‘s biographical statement.
Review Joseph J. Pear ‘s biographical statement.
Review Cathy Watkins‘s biographical statement.
CE: 1.5 credits BACB