Bandura’s theory proposes that we learn social behaviors and personal values by observation
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A. Bandura’s theory of social learning, also known as social cognitive theory, emphasizes the importance of observing and imitating the behavior of others in the process of learning new behaviors. According to Bandura, people learn by observing and mimicking the actions of others, and through the consequences of their own behavior. This theory also posits that personal factors, such as cognitive and self-regulatory processes, play a key role in the learning process. Additionally, Bandura’s theory suggests that the environment and context in which learning takes place can also influence the acquisition of new behaviors. Bandura’s theory proposes that we learn social behaviors and personal values by observation. According to Bandura, we learn behaviors, ideas, beliefs, life values and attitudes by watching other people via personal life experiences, electronic means and audio/visual media. In particular, the media has a huge impact on what we learn about life, relationships, jobs, money, values, lifestyles, etc., and how we integrate information we receive from the media within our own identity development.
B. Students will select from their own media viewing OR from their own community of family, social network, animals, spiritual practices, and apply Bandura’s theory in their own self-examination of their identity development.
-Students should reflect on their most common and repetitive experiences with social media OR community (Facebook, Internet sites on hobbies, parenting, etc.) and dramatic arts media (TV, movies, etc.).
• For example, if you watch a lot of liberal late-night shows, and you notice your political views are of a “left-wing” nature, you might surmise that watching this program impacts and reinforces how you see the world of politics. • For example, if you watch the History Channel and notice that you value perceiving your experiences in the context of a particular time in history, you might suppose that viewing programs about historical events provides for you a way to look at your own experiences in the context of world or current events. • For example, if you grew up in a tribal community and learned about behavior from watching animals, you will have learned values modeled from those animals and apply them to your own life.
C. Students will develop at least five well developed paragraphs of at least 300 words regarding their agreement/non-
agreement with Bandura based on their own research and self-examination. This assignment involves self-examination, so please share with sensitivity and reserve.
Bandura Self-Exploration Activity Criteria Paragraphs
5 pts • minimum of five well-developed paragraphs of at least 300 words • minimum of 5 citations/references APA style • complex thinking skills utilized and material synthesized using data and references throughout • clear and concise organization of paragraphs • assignment criteria addressed fully
3.75 pts • minimum of five well-developed paragraphs of at least 300 words • minimum of 5 citations/references APA style • complex thinking skills adequately utilized and material adequately synthesized (providing rationale with occasional data for support) • developing to clear organization of paragraphs • assignment criteria addressed but may not be fully supported using data or references
0 pts “• fewer than five paragraphs with fewer than 300 words