Libraries: how they Nurture Children


In operant conditioning, subjects (school learners in this case) learn by doing something, they can get a specific result that they desire. If they act in a certain way (i.e. ‘operate’ in some way on their environment), they are either rewarded or punished. The behaviour is reinforced (has a greater probability of being repeated), if it is rewarded. The behaviour is decreased or diminished (has a lower probability of being repeated), if it is punished (Louw & Edwards: 2005, p. 237)1. Continue reading