Review Lecture - The technology of teaching

  title={Review Lecture - The technology of teaching},
  author={Burrhus F. Skinner},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={427 - 443}
  • B. Skinner
  • Published 1965
  • Education
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
More than 60 years ago, in his Talks to teachers on psychology, William James (1899) said: ‘You make a great, a very great mistake, if you think that psychology, being the science of the mind’s laws, is something from which you can deduce definite programs and schemes and methods of instruction for immediate schoolroom use. Psychology is a science, and teaching is an art; and sciences never generate arts directly out of themselves. An intermediary inventive mind must make the application, by… 

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