In contrast to latent or incidental learning, intentional learning is generally defined as learning that is motivated by intentions and is goal directed. Intentional learning gained particular attention as a result of the seminal work of Bereiter and Scardamalia (1989) on computer-supported intentional learning environments.
All experience … can have learning as an incidental outcome, but only some...
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