One of the theories that have influenced social learning was Arthur Bandura’s Social Learning Theory. This has implications for how we design and lead learning conversations.
Bandura’s Social Learning theory is grounded in four main areas:
- Observation (environmental) – Observing and learning from the context in which we operate?
- Retention (cognitive) – How do I remember this?
- Reproduction (cognitive) – How do I reproduce this? Use this?
- And motivation (both cognitive and environmental) – Noticing what is motivational and not
What can that look like when we are working with people virtually?
Environmental – When you are working with groups, what is the context the client is operating in? What is the culture the team is creating? What adjustments need to be made?
Linked to the discussions we’ve been having at the LLDS, this might include work around “Enshrining the team agreements and values” in something that is tangible.
A focus on retention gets us to focus in on the question of “HOW DO I REMEMBER THIS?” What are you doing to create different engagement touchpoints and adjust the pace?
This might include:
- Breakouts so peers can connect together
- Using annotation
- Having group members verbally articulate “what I’ve learned and what I am going to do”
- As well as writing it down
- Selecting a card/image/icon around next steps
A focus on reproduction is HOW DO I DO THIS AGAIN? It may involve peer teaching and sharing as well as thinking about application in other areas.
Finally, a focus on MOTIVATION could lead to many conversations across the group or team, with a focus on intrinsic and extrinsic motivators for the team, group and/or individual members. Consider what are the motivating factors for each person.
What is important for you to take note on?
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