Approaches - SLT - Mediational Processes in Learning Motivation and Performance

mediational processes in learning, motivation and performance - social learning theory

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Mediational processes in learning, motivation and performance
1. Attention: only `attractive' models are likely to be attended to and imitated
2. Retention: behaviour is encoded in memory and knowledge of rewards/punishments etc
3. Motor reproduction: the ability of the observer to replicate the behaviour
4. Motivation: reinforcement (direct or vicarious), expectations of success/failure determine
the performance of the behaviour
By imitating an observed behaviour which has been rewarded the child expects similar rewards;
learning has occurred by the performance of the behaviour depends on anticipated consequences.
This supports a SLT approach to learning.
Self-efficacy ­ this is the belief that one is able to achieve certain goals or succeed at something
McCormick and McPherson
o Mediational factors such as belief in one's own ability play an important role in
performance of behaviour ­ this supports a social learning approach to learning
Bandura 1961 observational learning
Aggressive behaviour is learnt from a model in the absence of any obvious reward for the
model ­ supports the idea of observational learning

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