The Four-Phase Model of Interest Development

January 1st, 2006 | RESEARCH

Building on and extending existing research, this article proposes a 4-phase model of interest development. The model describes 4 phases in the development and deepening of learner interest: triggered situational interest, maintained situational interest, emerging (less-developed) individual interest, and well-developed individual interest. Affective as well as cognitive factors are considered. Educational implications of the proposed model are identified.


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Team Members

Suzanne Hidi, Author, University of Toronto
K. Ann Renninger, Author, Swarthmore College


Publication: Educational Psychologist
Volume: 41
Number: 2
Page(s): 111

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
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