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Social Learning and Governance

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Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance


Cognition; Decision; Environment; Knowledge; Learning; Observation


Social learning:

Social learning refers to the mechanism of an individual or collective action to change in understanding, behavior, or agenda through interaction between actors within particular networks.


Governance is about policymaking within a cultural and institutional atmosphere in which citizens and stakeholders interact among themselves and participate in the execution of policy to public affairs.


Social learning(SL) is the process of social interaction between actors by which people learn behavior within a societal context. At the beginning of the learning theory, the cognition process of learning was predominant. Since the 1950s, behaviorists built a bridge between the cognitive and behavioral approach to understanding the learning process. Social learning proponents ignored group cognition process, which has been modified by the recent users of social learning...

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Juwel, R., Ahsan, M.A. (2019). Social Learning and Governance. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.

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