Discovered by educational psychologist Albert Bandura in 1986, observational learning is the learning that takes place through watching others. This type of learning is often included in a style of progressive education and can affect an individual, a group of people, a nation or a culture.
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that begins with the words "as" or "like." This is different from a metaphor, which is also a comparison but one says something is something else.