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A student engaged in deep learning "focuses on what is intended or signified by the author of the text" (Bond, 2000, p. 78).


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An example of a deep approach to learning is when a student strives to understand what the author's intention is within the text (Bond, 2000).

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Bond, C. (2000). The development of students' experiences of learning in higher education (Doctoral dissertation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia). Retrieved from