Affective Context Model [...]

The Affective Context Model argues that the central feature of learning is the affective significance of experiences to a given learner. Cognitive load will make some difference to problem solving but what really matters is whether or not someone cares about solving the problem. I imagine most of us are aware of this: if your car breaks down in the desert, the design of the repair manual may not be ideal, but you’ll figure it out nonetheless. (Source)

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