Social Cognitive Theory By Patty Bingaman

Social Cognitive Theory uses modeling to reinforce behaviors, important skills, and other social things like clothing, shoes, hair, etc.

Modeling fluency when reading a story would help the child with learning how to be fluent in their reading, appropriate talking level in classroom would encourage children to talk more quietly and repeating vocabulary words and definitions would help with a child memorizing them for a test.

Modeling appropriate behaviors will show children about acceptable behaviors in the school. Peers modeling certain behaviors can also lead to others following those behaviors as well.

According to Ormrod,several cognitive factors affect social cognitive theory. Learning is mental change more than behavioral. Cognitive processes are essential for learning. Learners must be aware of the response-consequence contingencies and form expectations for future response-consequence contingencies. Plus, learners also for their own beliefs about various behaviors.

An effective model of learning should include the following: a model that is competent, a model that has prestige and power, behaves in a stereotypical, "gender specific" behavior, and is relevant to the observer's situation.

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