I have recently read an article about school and the word "attentiveness" was used multiple times in it. I had never heard it and in particular I always used "paying attention" before.
I have searched a bit on the web and so far, beside the usage that is different (I don't think one can use attention without the verb pay before), the only semantic nuance I found is that attentiveness usually involves politeness, while attention does not.
Is there really a difference in the meaning of attentiveness and attention? Or is attentiveness only for a specific context, like education?
Edit: here is an example of the usage: "... to explore the relationship between recess timing and attentiveness in the classroom." From an article of the Atlantic