Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W74
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Applications of Learning Efficiency Research
Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
203 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Guy S. Bruce, Ed.D.
GUY S. BRUCE (Appealing Solutions, LLC)
Description: Is your job to teach the skills that students, staff, or clients need to achieve their goals? Effective teaching procedures are those that produce necessary performance improvement, but efficient procedures produce that improvement in the least amount of instructional time. This workshop will provide you with tools to evaluate and improve "learning efficiency," a new measure of performance improvement per amount of learner interaction time.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Define "learning efficiency"

Measure and evaluate current learning efficiencies

Describe the benefits of improving learning efficiencies

Summarize the research on learning efficiency and its application to the design of more efficient learning activities and teaching procedures

Activities: In this workshop participants will a) discuss research findings on variables that affect learning efficiency and the application to the design of more efficient learning activities and teaching procedures, b) measure learning efficiencies, and c) evaluate learning efficiencies using a charting tool.
Audience: This workshop will be useful to anyone interested in tools for evaluating and improving the efficiency with which learners acquire knowledge and skills.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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