In chapter 7, it discusses different learning styles and different ways that we learn things. One variant of learning is observational learning. This is the form of learning in which one learns something by watching others, in many cases, children watching their parents. This is a very profound way of learning due to the fact that one does not have to learn things without reinforcement, we can just watch someone else do something and in turn learn how to do that same thing. For example, my family and I go up to our cabin quite frequently but it still requires quite a bit of upkeep. As kids we would watch our dad do all sorts of miscellaneous jobs around the cabin. We would watch him chop wood, mow the lawn, make fires, put the docks and boats in as well as many other things. It turns out that watching him paid off, as soon as were old enough we would help him and already have the basic skills mastered. It seems that for some things, observational learning can be mutually beneficial and quite effective for everyone. The fact that children absorb information at a much higher rate than adults could be a factor but it is also quite interesting that one can learn different skills merely by watching their parents do it.
Like Father, Like Son
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