What is social learning

social learning

The term social learning comes from Learning psychology and was also taken up in a slightly modified meaning by social pedagogy and educational science (see below). Social learning is one of the foundations for so-called action-oriented, problem-solving learning. Social learning is for acquisition social competence and is one of the basic requirements for the success of an open society. Social competence is one of the key qualifications.

Learning is from the perspective of pedagogy or. educationindividually and unreasonable, not social. This, too, is actually a matter of course; But it is often overlooked or misunderstood, especially in newer learning concepts, that learning is something in which one cannot be represented, but is completely dependent on oneself. The misunderstanding can be read from the expression "social learning". It is correct that we learn with and from others; but that doesn't change anything that learning itself is individual. You can't learn how to ask someone to take a letter with you and put it in the mailbox. It's about actions that can be left out or delegated. But you have to learn Latin or tango dancing yourself; or it turns out. Even in a group does not learn the group, but everyone in the group as best they can. But education itself is a social process, a process between people: we show someone something. There we have the duplication: reference to at least one other person and reference to a fact. Against: I learn something, even without parents, teachers or lecturers (Prange, 2002).

literature
Prange, K. (2002). Education as structured showing and learning. Practice School 5–10, Book 5, 6–8.


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