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Competitions in Education : An Obstacle to today's learning Process

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Started: 11/11/2015 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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swayamprakash

Pro

I think in todays world , nobody cares about you, they do not even pay attention to where are you or what are you doing. They are all busy in doing their works . In education competition is an obstacle to learning process as it makes a student life waste if he or she fails in any one of the competition which makes him or her depressed and it could result in Suicide or Murder.
kasper31208

Con

1) Competition incentivises students to learn. Rather than being an obstacle to education competition is powerful motivating force which encourages students to study and engage with the content of the curriculum. Without an element of competition many students would not study and this would defeat the purpose of education.
2) Competition is an important part of life and human nature, therefore it is reasonable to incorporate it into the education system. Whilst it is true that competition does put some stress and pressure on students it is integral to the education system as the reality is that the vast majority of students lack the intrinsic motivation to study. Therefore, competition is a powerful external motivating force which is necessary to encourage students to learn and study and thus benefit from their education.
Debate Round No. 1
swayamprakash

Pro

yes i agree that competition enhances child to learn but if a mistake in your study or fail in any then ???????????? you cannot expect what will happen!!!!!!!!!!!
kasper31208

Con

Okay I am trying to decipher your position in this argument. Are you against the absolute use of any competition in a system of education as is suggested by the title of this motion or are you arguing against a social culture which divides people into 'winners' and 'losers'? You agree that education encourages children to learn which suggest to me that your position is that of the latter. Your argument appears to be rather than an intrinsic attack in the merits/demerits of competiton in education, instead, targeted towards the potential social consequences of failure in the education system on an individual. Almost all education system use competition in the educational process and as long as competitions are presented as being fun challenges, where to use the cliche 'doing your best' is emphasised rather than a ethos of 'winning', competitition is a powerful positive educational force. The problems which you allude to are the consequences of an educational system which is founded upon competition rather than where it is one of many tools used in the learning process.
Debate Round No. 2
swayamprakash

Pro

Yes as you are talking i am against the absolute use of competition in education as it is hardly believed that it can ruin the future of the child. And as you have said i am making a social difference between winners and losers , no i am not making rather it is the todays system of education that makes a distinction between them. I want to know your views that if a child is declared as loser in a competition then he is depressed. then if there had been no competition then there would be no distinction ........................
kasper31208

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
swayamprakash

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kasper31208

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