The Encouragement in Education
Encouraging people to try harder is important. Especially in education, incentive program is a best way to show encouragement and motivation. Incentive programs for better grades should be applied to education. Although there’s claim that this program will make education sound pragmatic, it’s the fact that incentive program increases learning motivation, enhances study efficiency and reduces social issues. First of all, incentive programs for better grades increases learning motivation. It’s true that the main purpose of learning is not to gain money; it’s to gain knowledge. Giving money or prizes to students when they have better grades can make them misunderstand the main purpose of learning that is all about money. However, the main purpose of this program is to reward students when they show improvement in study results and encourage them to do better, so as the matter of fact it even enhances and supports the main purpose of learning. In this chaotic world, there are a lot of distractions for student. Some pay less attention to academics and more in sports because they think it’s boring, and some say that understanding the main material and having passing grade is enough. By giving student prizes for their hard work, they will understand more the main purpose of learning is not to gain knowledge without interest in the topic. It provokes the instinct inside each individual student to struggle and compete; so student can focus more on academics without feeling lack of interest or reason. In addition, incentive programs don’t have any negative effect on study result at all. It’s the fact that by giving student the short term target to pursue; it significantly increase the study motivation. Student won’t feel any tension or force because they actually want to study. According to “Student incentives work” Herbert J. Walberg states that “Beginning with the 1990-91 school year, the foundation paid students $100 for each...
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