IVp101 Behavioral Approaches to Learning

Faculty of Education
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Karel Pančocha, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Chrapková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Ivana Jůzová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Karel Pančocha, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Institute for Research in Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Lenka Gajzlerová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Institute for Research in Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Sat 24. 3. 9:20–17:25 učebna 30, Fri 13. 4. 9:20–17:25 učebna 30, Sat 5. 5. 9:20–17:25 učebna 30
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with behavioral science, human behavior, relation to the physical and social environment. In the course we will deal with the behavioral explanation of the causes of behavior and the analysis of the influence of various environmental factors on human behavior. The subject deals with the application of scientific discipline in practice, which uses general principles of behavior for solving socially significant problems in behavior in selected groups of people with special educational needs throughout their lives.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Describe and explain principles of learning and behaviour according to behaviour science
- understand functional relationships between antecedent, behaviour and consequence)
- measure basic characterstics of behaviour (frequency, duration, latency, interresponse time)
- carry out a task analysis – analyzing a complex task and dividing it into smaller units
- apply basic principles of behaviour analysis to education of students with special educational needs
  • Basic behavioral principles, a brief history of behavioral analysis, and an introduction to applied behavioral analysis.
  • Using behavioral approaches in selected groups of people with special educational needs.
  • Definition and measurement of target behavior.
  • Visual analysis of acquired data.
  • Individual skill mapping and preference testing.
  • Skills learning and acquiring a repertoire of behavior.
  • Learning in a natural environment, intensive learning, discriminatory training and transfer of stimulus control.
  • Incentives, shaping and chaining behavior.
  • Analysis of behavioral functions, antecedent intervention, differential strengthening and extinction.
  • Procedures for reducing problem behavior.
    required literature
  • Baer, D. M., Wolf, M. M., Risley, T. R. (1968) Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 91–97.
  • Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., Heward, W. L. (2007) Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition. Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education ISBN-10: 129202321X or ISBN-13: 978-1292023212
  • FÖRSTER, Josef. Behaviorismus a psychoreflexologie v historické tradici československé psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2005, 219 s. ISBN 8020013199. info
    recommended literature
  • RICHMAN, Shira. Výchova dětí s autismem : aplikovaná behaviorální analýza. Translated by Miroslava Jelínková. Vydání třetí. Praha: Portál, 2015, 122 stran. ISBN 9788026209843. info
  • PRAŠKO, Ján, Petr MOŽNÝ and Miloš ŠLEPECKÝ. Kognitivně behaviorální terapie psychických poruch. Vydání 1. Praha: Triton, 2007, 1063 stran. ISBN 9788072548651. info
Teaching methods
seminar, group discussions
Assessment methods
Active participation in seminars, simulation of practice of selected behavior, seminar work (processing, presentation, discussion), colloquium
Specific requirements for individual works (scope, content, delivery dates) will be published in the study materials. Completed tasks are placed by the student at the IS MU, Will be present at the seminar (as instructed). The lecturer will provide feedback on the tasks he has done.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin (3x pátek).
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2018, recent)
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