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Introduction

This chapter describes more important contributions to organizational learning, around how people learn from and with others. It presents the notions of social cognitive learning theory and then critical reflection. The social learning processes, it is generally regarded that the influence of Albert Bandura has been the most significant. According to Gibson, a number of elements of his theory are important in the context of adult learning. They are: observational learning variables, reciprocal determinism, self-regulation of behavior and self-efficacy. In the context of motivation, Rotter was responsible for introducing the notion of locus of control', a construct that has important implications in the context of motivation to learn and to perform at a higher level. According to van Woerkom, within the field of Human Resource Development (HRD) critical reflection is seen to have an instrumental function in relation to problem solving, as well as an emancipatory' role in helping individuals make free choices in their relationship.