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Introduction

Demonstrating to student teachers through your daily actions what it means to be a good teacher is infinitely more powerful, more meaningful, and more memorable than telling them what to do or not to do.
Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action. (Bandura, 1971:5)
This video discussion, based on work by Albert Bandura, social learning theorist, provides details on how to ensure that student teachers observe all-round good practice.

After watching this video (https://youtu.be/128Ts5r9NRE), jot down in your journal what you now understand about:
• Social cognitive learning
• Neuroimaging and its role in learning

Has the video influenced your view of your role as mentor teacher? If so, how? If not, why not?

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