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Benefits of intentional learning

  • 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.

In other situations, intentional learning is less effective, efficient or enjoyable, and incidental learning is preferred.


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How to learn intentionally

  • 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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Characteristics of intentional learning

Characteristics of intentional learning

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

  • Motivation to learn
  • Specific learning goals
  • Attempts to improve the learning process
  • Analytical engagement


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Intentional learning

Intentional learning

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

For example, someone who wants to learn a new language reads a book in a language and looks up new words that they encounter to improve their vocabulary.

This is contrasted with incidental learning, whe...


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How to promote intentional learning in others

How to promote intentional learning in others

  • 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...


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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 ...


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Learning Laws

Learning Laws

  1. The Law of Exercise– repetition strengthens learning. (Or, “Practice makes perfect”.) Learning by repetition is called Rote Learning or “Parrot Fashion”.
  2. The Law of Effect– the effect of reward is to strengthen learning. (Or, “If it’s pleasurable, it will be repeated”.).


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