The Pros And Cons Of Social Learning Theory

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Colin Powell once stated, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” With the learning theories we use in today’s world has lead use to success. It has taught everyone different ways to learn and different ways to teach. For every learning theory, there are millions of people intaking the knowledge. Social Learning theory is a theory that attracts students to get a better and deeper meaning of learning. Bandura has a PhD is clinical psychology and which lead him to create this theory. Bandura found, “the major components of social learning theory [are] attention, retention, motor reproduction, [and] reinforcement.” (McLeod,S 1970) Social learning theory has made a major impact on…show more content…
B.F Skinner attended Harvard University to study psychology and he gained the ability to create this learning theory to make our futures brighter. It has changed from molecular and absolutist form of years past when basic researcher’s therapist and educators sought to modify isolated “target behavior.” Behaviorism is easy and understandable because it is how a person reacts to by using these behaviors. There are reinforcements that are treated for human disorders including autism, anxiety disorders and antisocial behavior. These are disorders that some of the children have faced in their life and this theory is a way to help them get better. The behaviors that students present- good or bad the teacher will either give the reward or punished. This Theory is to learn in different type of ways that using operant and classical conditioning. That uses stimuli and responses that are basically like test to get you used to different…show more content…
He disagreed with the idea that intelligence was a fixed trait and regarded cognitive development as a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment. He has discovered essential components and they are equilibration, assimilation and accommodation to give a breakdown of knowledge. Equilibration was the main learning source and the reason why this cognitive theory is developed. During this theory students will use previously retained information or skills to solve a problem and what they are learning in the present will help them get a deeper understanding to the solution. According to Patterson in her article, “Constructivists believe that prior knowledge impacts the learning process. In trying to solve novel problems, perceptual or conceptual similarities between existing knowledge and a new problem can remind people of what they already know. This is often one's first approach towards solving novel problems. Information not connected with a learner's prior experiences will be quickly forgotten. In short, the learner must actively construct new information into his or her existing mental framework for meaningful learning to occur.” (K, Patterson 1) Cognitivist tend to try and make sure that whatever they are taught that they can connect it to the existing knowledge they have already. Cognitivists, they place greater importance on
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