How Children Learn (and how adults can help)

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

The aim of this micro skills course from NHS Health Education England is to provide an overview of social learning theory and to show how this approach can be used to explain how children learn. It will also describe how social learning theory can also be used to help shape childrens behaviours, and how developments in this approach can help adults to support their children with the learning process.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the key principles of social learning theory and how it differs from behaviour theory

Identify the behavioural and cognitive processes involved in observational learning

Explain the different sources of modelling (live modelling, verbal instruction and symbolic modelling) and know what each one looks like

Explain what is meant by ‘scaffolding’, why this technique is important in supporting children’s learning, and how it can be achieved