. In your own words, define the social cognitive theory. Explain the difference between social learning and social cognitive theories.
2. Name and explain the two key elements of social cognitive learning the textbook describes.
3. Describe the following elements of observational learning (modeling):
Motivation and reinforcement:
4. How does self-efficacy differ from self-concept and self-esteem?
5. What is the meaning and purpose of the term "human agency"? Do you believe becoming an "active agent" in your own learning process provides for better learning outcomes? Why?
6. Describe the following sources of self-efficacy:
7. What is self-regulated learning (SRL)? Name and describe the three factors that can influence SRL?
8. Describe in your own words how you see yourself becoming a SRL and exercising your agency in learning.
9. Describe how cognitive behavior modification and emotional competencies are critical for both academic and personal development.
11. What is motivation? Give one real-life example of intrinsic motivation and one real-life example of extrinsic motivation.
12. In your own words, describe each:
Social cognitive approaches:
13. What is expectancy x value theory?
15. Describe the self-determination theory. How does self-determination affect motivation?
16. What kinds of goals are most motivating? Describe mastery, performance, work-avoidant, and social goals.
17. Describe the attribution theory. What are the three dimensions of attributions in Weiner's theory?
18. How does self-worth influence motivation?
19. In your own words (or experience), define "motivation to learn".
20. Compare and contrast the difference between "academic tasks" and "authentic tasks".
The social cognitive theory started as the social learning theory, it emphases on learning in the context of the individual and environment. The social cognitive theory builds on the social learning theory, by albert bandura.The social cognitive theory focuses on various factors which influence learning. The social learning theory states that an individual learns by observing, whereas the social cognitive theory states says that learning is effected by the environment. The social cognitive theory also has greater focus on cognition than social learning theory.
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