u05a1 - Empowering Leadership - Dale Bunton

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Empowering Leadership Dale E. Bunton August 9, 2009 MBA-6020 Robert Bigelow
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Introduction Social learning theory focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context. It considers that people learn from one another, including such concepts as observational learning, imitation, and modeling. Among others Albert Bandura is considered the leading proponent of this theory. People can learn by observing the behavior of others and the outcomes of those behaviors. Learning can occur without a change in behavior. Behaviorists say that learning has to be represented by a permanent change in behavior; in contrast social learning theorists say that because people can learn through observation alone, their learning may not necessarily be shown in their performance. Learning may or may not result in a behavior change. Cognition plays a role in learning. Over the last 30 years social learning theory has become increasingly cognitive in its interpretation of human learning. Awareness and expectations of future reinforcements or punishments can have a major effect on the behaviors that people exhibit. Social learning theory can be considered a bridge or a transition between behaviorist learning theories and cognitive learning theories. Empowerment and control are essential to elements to self-efficacy.
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