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An educational warning : praising pupils may be bad for their progress

Maclellan, Effie (2006) An educational warning : praising pupils may be bad for their progress. Education Today, 56 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 0013-1547

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Abstract

This article argues that the teacher is not well served by relying on simplistic and common sense understandings of the construct of praise. Person-praise is useful when pupils are experiencing success but unhelpful when faced with failure or confronted by setback. However, process-praise can enable pupils to see that they are important agents in their own behaviour/successful academic achievement. Given the considerable and increasing complexity of the teacher's role in today's society, the teacher's sophisticated use of praise would seem to be an important pedagogical tool.

Item type: Article
ID code: 33400
Keywords: teaching, learning, education, pupils, pupils progress, Theory and practice of education
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education
Department: Faculty of Education > Educational and Professional Studies
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 11:28
Last modified: 24 Jul 2015 11:01
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33400

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