Many teachers underestimate the power of their expectations to motivate students and affect their outcomes. But research has consistently shown just how much influence those expectations actually do have – resulting in positive and/or negative outcomes for students. View this learning object to learn more about the expectancy theory of motivation, also commonly referred to as the Pygmalion effect.
Instructors complete a simple, informal inventory that helps them to see how they use the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education developed by Chickering and Gamson (supported by AAHE, ACE, Johnson and Lilly foundations) in 1987.
By Terri Langan