December 21, 2012
Why Mediocre Students Think They're Awesome
Shankar Vedantam, NPR
If you're a student at the halfway point of the academic year, and you've just taken stock of your performance, perhaps you have reason to feel proud of yourself.
But a recent study suggests some of the pride you feel at having done well — especially in science — may be unfounded. Or at least your sense of your performance may not be a very accurate picture of how good you actually are.
TAGGED: science education, self-esteem, education