Taking a Look at Active Learning

525 Words Feb 17th, 2018 2 Pages
The large majority of our behaviours are learnt through experiences, either intentionally, or unintentionally. The most prominent examples of learning are conditioning and cognitive learning. Learning can also be passive or active, with classical conditioning being an example of passive learning, whilst cognitive learning, for example observational learning, being an example of active learning. Active learning is when an individual uses cognitive processes to learn a behaviour, whereas during passive learning, an individual is acted upon, henceforth learning a new behaviour.
The presentation of the Frequency of Aggressive Responses by Children in Control Groups and Those Exposed to Aggressive and Non-aggressive Models shows a prominent difference in how children react to certain models, or lack of thereof. The research shows that children shown aggressive model treatment showed approximately 95% of aggressive responses, whereas the non-aggressive model group only showed 40% of aggressive responses. This shows that children who are presented with cartoon models are more likely to repeat such behaviour, although they are not taking part in the behaviour, or receiving a reward for repeating the behaviour. This study shows how the use of media can be used as a tool for helping individuals learn without…
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