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What is the peter effect?

What is the peter effect?


School: Youngstown State University
Department: Education and Teacher Studies
Course: Reading Application in Content Areas
Professor: Kristen italiano
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: teaching reading, Reading, Education, earlychildhood, and Integration
Cost: 25
Name: TERG 2601 Chapter 2 Notes
Description: These notes cover Chapter 2's information which will be on both the midterm and the final exam.
Uploaded: 10/07/2016
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Chapter 2

What is the peter effect?


situational interest

an individual's perception of the appealing characteristics of an activity, generated by certain conditions and/or concrete objects in the

2 environment Teachers are responsible for the cognitive Toevelopment of students. But paving attention.

to students interests, engagement and motivation (also known as the affective domain is just as important. Csikszentmihalyi describes engaged reading as -How a state of total aleborption, Jeven to the point of a loss of self-consciousness, a feeling of being carried away by a pleasurable current Reading motivation, which is multifaceted, can be defined as the individual's personal goals values, and beliefs with regard to the topics, processes, and altcomes of reading.

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Don't forget about the age old question of What is the tendency of a higher electronegative atom to pull electrons toward itself?

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Students' interests play a pivotal role - both in motivating them to read and in enhancing their reading levels

As teachers, our responsibility for the affective domain is twofold:

1) To nurture our own passion for

What is the cooperative learning outcomes?

Don't forget about the age old question of How do you ask the question?


2) To share our passion for reading with

our students, with a goal of sparking interest and fascination in them

The Peter Effect is based on a biblical quote of the apostle Peter who answered a bleagar by asking how he could give what The himself did not have.

* KEY AS WE SELF-RELECT The first step toward a solution to student lapathy or disinterest is to increase the If you want to learn more check out What are the cognitive structures that help us?

breadth and depth of the reading, writing, and learning that teachers and preservice

teachels do

social interaction student interchanges and

dialogues in a literacy Situation with the purpose of

supporting students reading




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development (ZPD) defined as the distance between the actual development as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development

as determined through problem solving under adult quidance or in collaboration with more capable peep." Vygotsky recognized that what the child can do to cooperation today he can do alone tomorrow." The teacher's responsibility is to scaffold instruction so that what is being taught is beyond the student's independent level, but not so far beyond that it can't be done with assisstance. If you want to learn more check out Who is one of the founding belgian members of cobra?

ox Teacher read-alouds are effective in terms of motivation and learning.

external motivation & rewards (material,

s such as candy, stickers, etc.)

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internal motivation


desire to



work inhibition & involves students who have the

intellectual capacity and other conditions necessary for succeedia academically, yet have extreme I

difficulty engaging in the work of school A passive-aggressive child might want to please, but hidden anget might cause him to forget to do assignments or take seemingly forever to accomplish a task.

of a set of related instructional strategies where students are

arouped into learning teams for a set amount of time or assignments with the expectation that all students will contribute to the learning process and


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Cooperative learning Outcomes include retention application, and transfer of principles and conboots, verbal abilities, problem solving abilities, creative ability, divergent thinking, productive controversy, awareness and utilization of individual capabilities, and the ability to under stand and take on others peropectives.

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