Educational Theory part 2

Thorndike’s cat in puzzle box


Thorndike’s laws of learning
Laws of Effect if the response to a stimulus has pleasing effect, than the probability would increase Laws of Exercise the more the behaviour is practiced or exercised, the more strongly it will be established or “learned”

Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Skinner discovered important principles of operant conditioning, a type of learning that involves reinforcement and punishment. A strict behaviorist, Skinner believed that operant conditioning could explain even the most complex human behaviour.


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