The Elusive Skill of Shaping

The new 2019 TeamTaught format brings together a small team of ClickerExpo speakers to present distinct perspectives on a single theme. In this Session of TeamTaught, we will discuss the art and science of shaping—and why both excellence in practice and agreement in principle often seem elusive.

For example, there is confusion about the definition of shaping. How is shaping different from capturing, free-shaping, and scanning? Can prompting be considered part of a shaping plan? How does environmental management fit into good shaping? There is even confusion about how to begin the shaping process, particularly for novice trainers. 

Watch Hannah Branigan, Alexandra Kurland, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, and Laura Monaco Torelli discuss these and other questions that make shaping both alluring and elusive.

TeamTaught

The TeamTaught format brings together a small team of ClickerExpo speakers to present distinct perspectives on a theme. Read the program description for the specific theme and the specific speakers included in this TeamTaught video.