Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chapter 10 - Social Cognitive Theory

Which of the learning activities/skills can you think of that lend themselves to learning through modeling?
There are numerous activities and skills that can employ modeling. One skill that comes to mind is practicing critical thinking skills and multiple choice problems. Teaching process of elimination is a can be done by displaying a multiple choice problem on the board and having the teacher walk through the process of elimination step-by-step. Afterwards, the students can then do their own multiple choice problem. Another skill that comes to mind is manners. If you want your students to be kind and polite to one another then one should model using good manners with the students as well as with their colleagues.

How might self-efficacy and self-regulation contribute to the intervention plans you use in your case study?
With my case study, I would help Lisa develop some self-regulation plans so she can realize when she is off-task. If Lisa realizes the number of times that she is disruptive or not paying attention in class, then we can discuss different ways of changing the things that she does. Also, I want to increase her self-efficacy by showing the gratification one gets after actively participating in group projects. I would also try to pick activities that I know she is particularly interested in to foster her self-efficacy.


  1. I like that you mentioned modeling manners for your students to learn. I think it is very important for students to learn proper social skills at school, and many times, that is what parents expect us as teachers to do. Other times, children do not get the proper modeling at home from their own parents.

  2. I think this is a very good plan for helping your student not only in your classroom but with increasing her self-efficacy these skills can follow her outside this basic material. I think using interesting activities is a great way to help open the door to learning.

  3. Very good examples of modeling I also like your discussion of how teaching self-efficacy and self regulation skills to Lisa would be beneficial to her improving her behavior problems..