Write a 8 pages paper on social learning theory and its application. A learning mechanism in childhood using SLT is reinforcement and imitation, which uses observation and modelling of others’ behaviour and the outcomes of that behaviour. Disruptive behaviour is sometimes traced to parents’ levels of criticism.
The simulation role enactment can enhance teamwork and collaboration. It supports classroom learning on delegation and group dynamics to optimize students’ abilities. In professional life, this is used to provide a way where colleagues share expertise and in other professional activities such as identifying conditions, selecting proper interventions, enhancing client satisfaction and promoting professional growth. Social cognitive theory can be used as a framework for planning and implementation of simulation learning activities. it can optimize job and content mastery and supports student activities on analysis and learning/thinking processes.
This essay will focus on a learning theory known as social learning theory (SLT) and compare this with a few similar theories to explain a behaviour outcome. Social scientists provide explanations of behavioural phenomena by formulating theories which describe the causal mechanisms and processes behind the concerning behaviour. Through these etiological underpinnings, social scientists conceptualize the behavioural phenomena (Jung, Ennis, & Malesky, 2012).
Learning theories are the best way to explain the behaviour of individuals, particularly adolescents. Learning or experiences (positive or negative) in childhood influence the child’s behaviour until it shows in adolescence up to adulthood. Social learning theory refers to a type of learning that happens when interactive learning is within a social context. The early work of Bandura (1977 as cited in Bethards, 2006, p. e65) provided an explanation on the construct of observational learning in which the learners learn through .observation and duplicates the process, job, or ability showed by the model. The experiment showed that observational learning has four elements, namely: attention, retention, motor reproduction, and motivation.