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The Role of Interest and Enjoyment in Determining Students’ Approach to Learning

Holmes, Andrew G.



This paper provides information about findings from a recent research project that provides a new insight into how students’ approaches to learning may be impacted by their level of interest in and enjoyment of the topic being studied. The data from this research suggests that for contemporary students, interest and enjoyment play an important role in determining their approach to learning. As such there are implications for all educators who may wish to encourage their students to use a deep approach to learning.


Holmes, A. G. (2018). The Role of Interest and Enjoyment in Determining Students’ Approach to Learning. Educational Process: International Journal, 7(2), 140-150. doi:10.22521/edupij.2018.72.4

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 12, 2018
Publication Date 2018-05
Deposit Date May 17, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 17, 2018
Print ISSN 2147-0901
Electronic ISSN 2564-8020
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 140-150
Keywords Approaches to learning; Deep approaches to learning; Student retention
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Copyright Statement This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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