Providing students with reasonable number of choices for the content that they learn or the tasks that they can complete leads to increases in autonomy and therefore the learners are more motivated for learning and performing tasks with better results.
They can choose to engage in the task themselves, for some personal interests and motivations. When students choose their topic or select how to present their work, they are more likely to take ownership over their work and/or feel confident demonstrating their knowledge. To maximize the benefits, teachers should offer students a limited number of options, too many choices can overwhelm the students.
Robinson, C. (n.d.). Does offering students a choice in assignments lead to greater engagement?. Retrieved September 14, 2022, from https://researchmap.digitalpromise.org/ask_a_researcher/offering-students-choice-assignments-lead-greater-engagement/reater-engagement/