Social Learning Theory


Social learning theory has been applied in a wide range of areas and is highly relevant in organisations in formal and informal mentoring and knowledge transfer of new knowledge to learners.

Technique Overview

Social Learning Theory

Social Learning Theory Definition

Social learning theory refers to the idea of learning taking place in a social context. It proposes that people learn from one another through observational learning, imitation, and modelling (Ormrod, 1999).

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  • Akers, R., (1977). Deviant Behavior: A Social Learning Approach. Belmont Mass, Wadsworth: NY.
  • Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press.
  • Bandura, A., & Ribes-Inesta, Emilio. (1976). Analysis of Delinquency and Aggression. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, INC: New Jersey
  • Bar-on, M. E., Broughton, D. D., Buttross, S., Corrigan S., et al (2001). Media violence. Pediatrics, 108(5), 1222-1226.

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