Key Imponents Of Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory

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Register to read the introduction… His learning theory abandoned the traditional behaviorism in three ways namely, direct reinforcement of the observer is not necessary for learning to occur, social learning theory integrates cognitive process into its behavioral view and he sees behavioral learning as an interaction between learners and environment. The key components in Bandura’s theory lie in the concept of modeling and imitation which occurs when people are together. It is in such places that people observe one another. So whenever people “assemble together in church meeting, at a party, or formal dinner, observational principles are at work.” In the age of social media where people “meet” online, the power of observation is limited. And although Bandura sees teachers as effective models in teaching, the revolution of online classes will greatly hamper the influence the teacher has on students. I have seen just how distracted people are whenever they are assembled together in meetings thanks to great innovation that has made information available on a click of any smartphone or …show more content…
Understand information processing can assist teachers in conducting effective instruction. Some of the implication for planning that has been suggested are; attract attention, maintain attention, engage students’ thinking about their learning, encourage student self-attention, emphasize clear organization in presentations, give feedbacks to students, the quality of their thinking, use elaboration to increase meaningfulness of the material and help student develop mnemonic devices and lead students to rehearse important concepts. The last theory is Humanistic Learning which is best understood by defining humanism. A look at the updated American Heritage Dictionary defines humanism as, “a system of thought that rejects religious beliefs and centers on humans and their values, capacities, and work.” Some of the great humanistic educators that have promoted a humanistic approach in dealing with humans are, Abraham Maslow, who is considered the father of humanistic psychology; Carl Rogers who developed person-centered methods; and Arthur Combs who applied humanistic thinking to his teaching believing students will learn

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