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The "Pygmalion Effect": Using Expectations To Generate Success « Annie Murphy... - 0 views

  • Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has created
  • that what one person expects of another can come to serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy
  • The only difference between them and their peers, Rosenthal writes, “was in the mind of the teacher.”
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  • to act differently
  • higher expectations lead teachers
  • yet the expectations held in the mind of the teacher—or the parent, or the manager, or the coach—can make an enormous difference.
  • They create a warmer “socioemotional climate” for the learners they regard as high-potential, often conveying this warmth through non-verbal signals: a nod, an encouraging smile, a touch on the shoulder.
  • They teach more material, and more difficult material, to learners they see as especially promising.
  • They give up-and-coming learners more opportunities to contribute, including additional time to respond to questions.
  • They offer their “special” learners feedback on performance that is more detailed and more personalized—not just a generic “Good job.”
    Ok, I have been trying to explain how I approach teaching in higher education. This explains it clearly. Indeed, I do have very high expectations from my students and I believe high expectations bring greater achievement.
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