New study on the differences between under, normal and overachievers

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After the PISA-storm it’s time to get back to business… in getting education better for everybody. And this study may help as it shows that learning strategies are key to academic achievement – which isn’t new – but they made an interesting comparison between under, normal and over-achievers. They also described behavioral interventions that could reverse underachievement, but the latter are more educated guesses than the first insights that are actually backed by this study.

From the press release (bold by me):

Not all children do well in school, despite being intellectually capable. Whilst parental relationships, motivation and self-concept all have a role to play, a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology shows that children’s learning strategy is key for academic success.

The study showed that students with normal scores on intellectual tests but that have poor grades in secondary school are also not as good at acquiring and retaining…

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