In this episode, we discuss the article "No one wants to be a loser: High school students' perceptions of academic competition" by Kowalski and Christensen. The article can be read here: https://www.mwera.org/MWER/volumes/v31/issue4/V31n4-Kowalski-FEATURE-ARTICLE.pdf
Are students motivated by competition? You may be surprised at the results of this study. How should teachers use competition in their classrooms? Spoiler alert: they shouldn't!