Albert Landry's Social Cognitive Theory

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Blended Learning Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in our society today, thus it is a very important topic in education debates. Educating children in school about how to properly use the technology they have available to them helps to prepare students for their future careers. As with any issue, there are both pros and cons to this drive towards more technology education in schools. Blending learning is the term used in education to describe a curriculum in which both formal instruction from teachers and digital instruction and activities are both used to create a new model of learning. As with any learning method, blended learning has both pros and cons and is widely used by some teachers, while others despise it. Landry’s …show more content…
In this theory, learning is influenced by modeling, self-efficacy, and self-regulation. The four sub processes that govern observational learning are: attentional processes, retention processes, production processes, and motivational processes. They help to determine whether or not learning was successful, and to what extent. The degree to which a model commands attention and the degree to which the observer has the cognitive capacity and personal interest determine together the success of the attentional processes. This is directly related to the blended learning curriculum. If the teacher (acting as the model) is effective in commanding attention and the technology using to reinforce the lesson is engaging to the individual student, the information is more likely to be encoded and thus “learned”. The retention processes are also implemented in the blended learning style. According to the SCT, “symbolic, imaginal, and enactive memories are crucial to retaining information”. With the blended learning style curriculum, students are getting both real life examples from teachers and their classrooms and examples from resources on the internet. These various sources of information help in aiding encoding and thus “learning”. Production processes take place when students work on additional problems in the classroom and at home. Homework, which is still part of the blended learning curriculum, helps students practice and perfect tasks and

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