Does enjoyment lead to better reading or is it the other way around?
While we often talk about important research dealing with both learning AND training, we came across this study dealing with the relation between reading skill and reading enjoyment and thought it was too interesting to not share it.
While we know that there’s a strong correlation between reading pleasure and reading skills, the question was always: What causes what? Does the fact that you’re a good reader cause you to experience more reading pleasure or does the fact that you enjoy reading have you read more and become a better reader, OR is the relationship reciprocal. This is like the conundrum that we wrote about earlier between motivation and success in learning. This turned out not to be causal from motivation, nor was it reciprocal, but rather that success led to learning success. What the researchers in…
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