Category: Social Cognitive Theory

Communities of practice

Etienne Wenger summarises Communities of Practice (CoP) as “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” This learning that takes place is not necessarily intentional. Three components are required in order to be..Read More

Situated learning

Jean Lave’s situated learning theory proposes that thinking is situated (located) in physical and social contexts. Social Cognitive Theory and social learning

Social Cognitive Theory

Albert Bandura’s social cognitive theory emphasises the role of the social environment in learning. By observing others (models), people acquire knowledge, rules, skills, strategies, beliefs and attitudes. Social Cognitive Theory and social learning

Social Learning Theory

Albert Bandura’s social learning theory proposes that mediating processes occur between stimuli and responses and that behaviour is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning. Social Cognitive Theory and social learning

The Modelling effect

Bandura, Ross and Ross carried out the Bobo doll experiment. They found that children who had observed an adult behaving violently towards the Bobo doll were more likely to act aggressively towards it themselves when given the opportunity. These findings indicate that learning takes place not only when individuals are..Read More