Bandura Theory Paper

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Some of the strengths of using bandura theory would be that I will be able to reflect on my practice and how I would be able to better myself, though using reflection I would also be able to see my own strengths and weaknesses during my practice. I would also be able to use this reflection with the child in my transition as I would be able to reflect on what the preferers, this could be a person in the setting that they have taken a liking to or simply a piece of food. "People not only gain understanding through reflection, they evaluate and alter their own thinking."- From Social Foundations of Thought and Action, 1986. Another strength of Bandura theory may also be that though using his ideas of reflection and role modelling for the children as they are impressable and learn though observing us, we are then able to help them develop just by setting examples of ways to behave. This…show more content…
This could become distressing for the child and as they have not got the vocabulary to express themselves to others and may have not observed the situation being handled by someone else, they therefore do not know what to do over than cry or become distant. If this does happen then the bond that the practitioner is trying to make with the child will be harder to form. B.F.Skinner worked with bandura on his social theory, where bandura says that not everything is based on behaviour Skinner disagrees and say that a lot of it can be. Skinner said that this could be done with the use of positive reinforcement for good behaviour and to ignore the negative behaviour. -"The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount"- B.F.Skinner /
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