Social Learning Theory

Points to ponder:

People learn by observing the behaviors of others and the outcomes of those behaviors.

People can learn through observation alone. (vicarious learning). people can learn from other people’s mistakes.

Cognition plays a role in learning. Awareness and expectations of future reinforcements or punishments can have a major effect on the behaviors that people exhibit.

  • Teaching in the magic middle;
    • Neither bored no frustrated.
    • Students must reach to understand, but where support from a teacher or peer is available.
    • Sometimes the best teacher is a student who has just figured out solution since they are probably functioning in the Zone of Proximal Development.

Peer teaching, cooperative learning strategies


“The great thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side”- Margaret Carty


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