The Pygmalion Effect in Distance Learning: A Case Study at the Hellenic Open University

  title={The Pygmalion Effect in Distance Learning: A Case Study at the Hellenic Open University},
  author={Maria Niari and Evaggelia Manousou and Antonis Emm. Lionarakis},
  journal={European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning},
  pages={36 - 52}
Abstract The Pygmalion Effect is the positive form of self-fulfilling prophecy and shows how teacher expectations influence student performance. According to this phenomenon, higher expectations can lead to an increase in performance. In this research qualitative methodology was adopted both in data collection, and in analysis, in order to investigate the impact of the Pygmalion Effect in distance adult learning. Observation was held in two Contact Sessions of the Postgraduate Module for Open… Expand

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