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Bandura's Social-Cognitive Theory
1.  Basic Assumptions:
    -Behavioral consequences (both positive and negative) influence whether a behavior will be repeated in similar situations.
    -People learn by watching other people behave.
    -People are more likely to model the behavior of those with whom they identify (Bandura, 1971).
    -Behavior is determined by the interaction of the behavior, personal factors, and the environment.

2.  Components of the theory:
    -Vicarious Capability: people can learn from watching other people (Thomas, 1991).
    -Self Regulatory Capability: people have control over their feelings and actions.
    -Reciprocal Determinism: behavior is determined by interaction of the factors of behavior, personal factors, and envrionment (Gredler, 2001).

3.  Instructional Assumptions:
    -the learner's thought processes are  important to learning.
    -learning takes place as the result of the interaction of behavior, internal processes, and the environment.  

4.  Components of Instruction and Instructional Strategies:
    -Choose good and interesting models.  For example, use appropriate peer behavior when possible.
    -Reward modeled behavior to make it seem desirable to the learner.  For example, compliment learners following directions.
    -Allow for cognitive rehearsal of skills and concepts for learning.  For example, have students write journals regarding new skills.
    -Encourage students self efficacy.  For example, celebrate student success often.

5.  Other Educational Issues:
    -Ability level, motivation, and readiness will vary individually.  Consider individual differences as instruction is prepared.
    -Modeled behavior can be transferred to similar situations.
    -Learning takes place in a variety of social contexts.