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4 Student approaches to learning

It is time now to move on to the second theory. This one has quite a different focus. It looks at the different reasons people decide to learn, and explores some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.

The ideas for this section come from Noel Entwistle. His theory has been chosen because it is based on evidence that has been gathered over a number of years, and so can be seen as fairly reliable.


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