Too-engaging lecturers can breed overconfidence

“Eloquent and engaging scientific communicators in the mould of physicist Brian Cox make learning seem fun and easy. So much so that a new study says they risk breeding overconfidence. When a presenter is seen to handle complicated information effortlessly, students sense wrongly that they too have acquired a firm grasp of the material.

See, I’m just protecting my students from dangerous overconfidence.

BPS Research Digest: Engaging lecturers can breed overconfidence.

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