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Colloquium with Peter Maille, Jan. 8

Exploring the negative consequences of negative feedback

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

January 5, 2015

Peter Maille

Peter Maille, Ph.D.

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Peter Maille, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, is the guest speaker for EOU’s first colloquium of winter term Thursday, Jan. 8.

His presentation on “Teaching Students to Fail: Negative Consequences of Negative Feedback” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. A reception will follow.

The discussion will focus on a simple theoretical model and experimental evidence relating negative feedback to academic performance. Specifically, Maille explores the possibility that, for some students, negative feedback may be counter-productive.

Maille believes this model could prove useful on a number of fronts. For example, it could help refine academic probation/suspension policies, inform a student “Bill of Rights” for middle and high school students, and boost understanding of student behavior in general.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list call 541-962-3316.