Discussion Questions 14

Discussion Questions 14 - Bryan Mattfeld PID: 905412174...

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Bryan Mattfeld PID: 905412174 November 29 th , 2009 1. The Pygmalion effect describes the correlation between increased instructor expectation and student achievement. It has become understood, though research and experience that a teacher which pushes a student harder while expecting a greater magnitude of achievement will in fact get better achievement from the student. This effect is an important aspect which instructors should be aware of. It is an effective means of increasing teacher effectiveness with relatively little cost and time. 2. I have personally observed the Pygmalion effect numerous times in high school. In many of my classes, teachers would perceive certain students as successful and as failures. Once these judgments were made, the teacher would treat the different tiers of students much differently, having higher expectations for those they though should be successful. And of course, students which had more expected of them achieved better. It was also disappointing to see teachers disregard students
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