Heffernan, N. (2019, October 9). Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels – EdSurge News. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

Education researchers are considering how to predict when a given assignment will generate the optimal amount of persistence in a student. At issue, researchers say, is that there are different types of persistence, including “productive persistence” and “wheel-spinning.”

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