Social Cognitive Theory Applications for the Acquistion of Information Literacy Skills

ID: 33134 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Christine Watts, Boise State University - Educational Technology Graduate Student and School Library Media Specialist for Washoe County School District, United States

Wednesday, March 9 1:30-1:50 PM Location: McGavock's B

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Abstract: This paper outlines the tenets of Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) as developed by Albert Bandura and addresses how instructional designers can apply the tenets to aide learners in the acquisition of information literacy skills. Since Albert Bandura’s initial publication on SCT, the electronic era has created new methods for disseminating information. Many researchers have used the tenets of SCT, particularly perceived self-efficacy, in analyzing the perceptions, motivations and success of individuals using online learning environments for the construction of knowledge. Ultimately, educators and instructional designers can apply SCT to the development of computer-based learning systems.

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