Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
a. Session Objectives:
i. Participants will compare Bandura’s social learning theory to their own definition of
social learning and other learning theories.
ii. Participants will justify how social learning is applicable to self- concepts.
iii. Participants will reflect on social learning is seen in adult learning, formally and
2. Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory:
a. Please use the space below to construct your own definition of social learning.
3. According to other theorists, how do people learn?
(If you are unsure, please leave the space blank so we can discuss the topic further.)
Orientations to Learning
Manifestation/ Application to Adults
4. How does Bandura define the social learning process?
5. Complete the diagram with descriptions/ or examples of the three parts of reciprocal
6. Use the Venn diagram to establish how self- efficacy, worth, and reinforcement are
7. Where do you observe formal and informal, observational learning, among others or
8. Do you agree with Bandura that most learning is observational? Why or why not?
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