Interesting choice - The (relative) importance of choice and interest in reader engagement (2008): A review

Added 20 Jul 2008

Why do some individuals become involved and interested in their reading and others do not? How can interest be stimulated in those who currently lack it? This paper looks at the impact of choice, interest and self-awareness on reading behaviour.

This paper combines the research evidence about the importance of choice and interest in reading activities with the practical aspect of this topic and explores the strategies that could be used to make choice meaningful and to engage interest most effectively.

Overall, this review highlights the importance of interest in reader engagement in particular, both as an important outcome variable but also as a motivational factor that influences reading behaviour and learning.