THREE (3) PROVEN OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING STEPS
Have you ever considered how babies learn? It is fascinating to know they simply observe, they observe their surroundings, their parents, siblings, play items etc. Before you it your child has on your shoes and jewelry modeling around, why? Because they watched you do it.
Learning through observation can be said to be one of the best and effective ways one can learn. Learning through observation is simply learning by attentively and intelligently watching.
According to Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory 1977,
Your first step to learning through observation is actually watching and paying attention to whatever you’ve focused on. Without committing your full attention, you won’t be able to understand, personalize and process what you’re observing. Anything that detracts your attention might have a negative effect on the observational learning process. Paying attention to details is vital in this step, these major and small details are what will provide a larger and complete picture of what you’re learning. In an example of an apprentice in a fashion industry, in order to bring a complete dress to its beauty every little detail has to be on point, even to the tinniest button. When it comes to the case of practical formal education, students are continuously told to pay attention. It is a student’s responsibility to observe with detailing all the tutor demonstrates.