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Perspectivas em análise do comportamento

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AZOUBEL, Marcos Spector  and  GIANFALDONI, Mônica Helena Tieppo Alves. Using teaching-learning procedures: Behavior analysts reports. Perspectivas [online]. 2014, vol.5, n.2, pp. 78-92. ISSN 2177-3548.

There are many behavior analysts' studies about education. Several teaching procedures are derived from them. Despite demonstrated effectiveness by empirical research, are underutilized. Several causes for such disuse are pointed out, most of them with respect to preconceptions, ignorance or rejection of the authors of the field proposals. To investigate possible variables involved in the use of teaching procedures derived from the Behavior Analysis, five behavior analysts, with experience in the supervision of educational researches, were interviewed. They pointed out as the main obstacles: increased response cost to the teacher and stiffness requirements of educational institutions. Most obstacles mentioned regards to problems inherent to the technology and the community. Therefore, it is placed into question the arguments pointing out misconceptions, and ignorance as major cause for the underutilization of behavior analysis' teaching procedures. All participants reported difficulties in using the teaching methods; therefore, they are not wholly utilized, but adaptations of them. Despite the consensus on the effectiveness of such adaptations, this has not been sufficient to maintain them.

Keywords : evidence-based practices; teaching procedures; teaching technology.

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