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Intentional vs incidental learning

  • Incidental learning occurs during activities where learning is not a goal for the learner. For example, when someone plays a sport just for fun, but ends up improving their skills over time.
  • Intentional learning involves learning as a deliberate and primary goal.

Neither type of learning is inherently better. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the person and circumstances.

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  • Develop the antecedents of intentional learning, such as helping people recognize the need for learning.
  • Help learners identify their learning goals.
  • Help learners plan their learning. For example, figuring out where and when...

Intentional learning occurs when it is the primary goal of a learner.

Intentional learning involves learning that's active and autonomous. Characteristics include:

  • It can be more effective, such as learning an advanced mathematical concept for an exam.
  • It can be more efficient.
  • It can be more enjoyable.

  • Encourage the main antecedents of intentional learning, including motivation, belief in your learning ability, and recognising your need to learn.
  • Identify your goals, such as figuring out what concepts you’re trying to learn.
  • Plan yo...

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