Inferred Functions of Performance and Learning

Inferred Functions of Performance and Learning

by Siegfried Engelmann, Donald Steely
     
 

Engelmann (U. of Oregon) and Steely (Oregon Center for Applied Science) examine what the intelligent system that produces responses must do to perform as it does. Coverage includes the performance system that does not learn, basic learning, complicated learning, and human learning and how it is related to that of other organisms. Through a series of meta-blueprintsSee more details below

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Engelmann (U. of Oregon) and Steely (Oregon Center for Applied Science) examine what the intelligent system that produces responses must do to perform as it does. Coverage includes the performance system that does not learn, basic learning, complicated learning, and human learning and how it is related to that of other organisms. Through a series of meta-blueprints articulating the steps, content or specific information, and logical operations required for the system to perform the specified tasks, the authors show how it would be possible to design machines that perform and learn in the same way as organisms. For practitioners involved in analyzing and creating behavior, such as ethnologists, instructional designers, learning psychologists, physiologist-neurobiologists, and designers of intelligent machines. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805845402
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IPerformance of Nonlearning Systems
1A Framework for the Fundamentals of Performance3
2Basics of Hardwired Systems24
3Agent Functions44
4Interaction of Agent and Infrasystem71
Pt. IIBasic Learning
5Perspectives on Basic Learning95
6Basic Antecedent Learning118
7Basic Response-Strategy Learning148
8Learning Patterns and Generalizations174
9Transformation of Data202
Pt. IIIExtended Learning
10Individuals and Features233
11Secondary and Unfamiliar Learning261
12Experimental Designs293
13Volition and Thought318
Pt. IVHuman Learning and Instruction
14Human Learning347
15Language372
16Human Cognitive Development402
17The Logic of Instruction433
18Issues466
References505
Author Index509
Subject Index511
About the Authors523

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