The operant conditioning theory can be used in the classroom to shape the behavior of children through the use of rewards or reinforcement. The operant conditioning theory involves the use of negative reinforcement which strengthens behavior by eliminating unpleasant behavior. The operant conditioning theory includes positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement which can be used to shape the behavior of children. For the teaching learning process to be effective and successful, teachers need to ensure that the learners are understanding what is being taught in the classroom. This is possible with the help of operant conditioning. The operant conditioning theory enables teachers to receive feedback from learners so that they can acknowledge whether their teaching methods are effective or not.
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