ERIC Number: EJ440217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Motivational Factors and Writing: The Role of Topic Interestingness.
Hidi, Suzanne; McLaren, John A.
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v6 n2 p187-97 Jun 1991
Describes a Canadian study attempting to relate the motivating power of interest to children's writing performance by supplementing background knowledge with topic relevant information. Reports that children with tutorial support on high interest subjects performed no better than others. Concludes that the motivational power of interesting topics is confounded with the role of previous knowledge. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Canada