Exploring children's learning
Exploring children's learning

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Exploring children's learning

3.5 Summary

  • Social learning theory proposes that it is possible for children to learn by observing other people.

  • Bandura found that pre-school children would copy aggressive behaviour modelled by another person, and that this was most likely if the model was similar to them in some way and not seem to be punished.

  • Social learning research has informed the ongoing debate about television being either a positive or negative influence on young children.

  • Social learning theory does not attempt to explain children's cognitive development.

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