Module four task two- The social nature of learning discussion

Module four task two- The social nature of learning discussion

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
I began my thought process by first surfing the web for a definition to social learning to put the context of the conversation in concrete terms. What I found at Wikipedia was, “Social learning theory or SLT is the theory that people learn new behavior through overt reinforcement or punishment, or via observational learning of the social factors in their environment. If people observe positive, desired outcomes in the observed behavior, then they are more likely to model, imitate, and adopt the behavior themselves.” The definition went onto to say that there were four main stages of limitation in this theory, “close contact, imitation of superiors, understanding of concepts, and role model behavior. It consists of the 3 parts observing, imitating, and reinforcements.” The research went on further to suggest that motivation is critical to this theory of learning since the individual needs to find intrinsic motivation to learn and process the information. This theory seems to imply that behavior is influenced by
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course EDUCATION 111 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at Bowling Green.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online