Tweet: Hyper-correction of high-confidence errors.

The hypercorrection effect is the idea that high-confidence errors are more likely to be corrected after feedback than are low-confidence errors (Butterfield & Metcalfe, 2001)

This idea seems to me as a very good reason why we need to design learning environment which encourages trying failing and correcting mistakes without any punishment associated with it.(Eg, Lowstakes testing).

This is the idea behind low stake testing. It involves the frequent use of evaluation instruments that have little impact on a student’s course grade.

There are no down side to failing in same environments.

I first heard about hyper correction effect from @UlrichBoser @google talks. Watch this video

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