If you recognize the name B.F. Skinner, you probably associate him with behaviorism, a school of psychology that claims to explain all human behavior as a response to stimuli from the outside world (reward or punishment). If we want to change behavior, we need only change the stimuli, as the movie based on his work, A Clockwork Orange, graphically demonstrated.
One of the things I have learned from my study of learning science research is that using intuition to select the best learning solutions frequently fails. And in many cases, what they like is the opposite of what works best, which Ill explain later in the article).
A few people have recently asked me if I would tackle the issue of making learning easy and fun. He has things to do and not enough time to do them.
In a previous blog, I discussed the term digital natives. Some say we should train digital natives differently because young people have grown up with technology and the Internet in all parts of their lives.