ERIC Number: ED408260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Transformation: A Description of Intentional Learning.
This paper examines an intentional learning theory by identifying the influential factors that foster individual learning differences. A psychological model is included that presents four unique learning orientations, built on a foundation of causal beliefs. This model of intentional learning assimilates the combined influence of conative, cognitive, affective, and social processes on learning performance. Intentional learning is described as a highly achievement motivated, agentive approach that learners use to empower themselves. Intentional learning is seen as based on a conception that embraces the transformative power of learning, and supposes an environment in which learners see intent, ability, and effort as critical determinants of achievement. The intentional learner uses knowledge to transform, elaborate, and give knowledge meaning. The intentional learner is an aggressive and expert learner who sets and achieves short and long-term goals, and whose locus of control is internal. (Contains 19 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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