Experimental Learning and Social Leanring theory

Learning Theories:
Social Learning Theory and Experimental Learning

Description:
Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura, focuses on learning from others through observation, imitation and modeling. Bandura proposes that modeling helps students learn and understanding behaviors, attitudes and emotional reactions of others. It’s considered a cross between the behaviorist and cognitive learning theory as it integrates attention, memory and motivation. Its been used to understand aggression and psychological disorders.
Experimental Learning by Carl Rogers focus is on applying hands on relevant knowledge to learners while addressing their needs and also taking into account learners wants as well. Rogers’ theory has been influences, expanded and evolved as a part of ongoing research in the humanistic education movement. Rogers’ emphasized learning to be relevant personal interests and noted that self-initiated learning had longer lasting effects.

Social Learning Experimental Learning
Pros: Allows for cognitive processing Interactive
Easy to understand Learner needs and self-initiation are
accounted for
Cons: Consistent behavior to be modeled Time consuming
Does not take into account
mental or physical changes Authentic options not always available
Exs: Advisement's Used with adult learners- Student Teaching
Behavior Modification Labs in classroom learning

References:
Kolb, A. Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2009). The learning way: Meta-cognitive aspects of experiential learning. Simulation & Gaming, 40(3), 297-327. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/61863482?accountid=14048

Crew, A. (1977). Experiential learning: Theory and practical applications in secondary schools. (). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/63342132?accountid=14048

Grusec, J. E. (1992). Social learning theory and developmental psychology: The legacies of robert sears and albert bandura. Developmental Psychology, 28(5), 776-786.