Some people get all the motivation they need from other sources and that's fantastic. But when you have a rival, someone doing the same thing as you, at a similar level, it forces you to try to out do them, to excel beyond what they've accomplished. Once you've done that, they usually will try to outdo what you've just done to outdo them, that process forces people to not just do what is required of them, but to do the best they can do. Consider Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both of those technological genius' tried to do pretty much the same thing, but their competition brought products better than either one of them would have provided having no competition. If that doesn't work, then imagine a sports team that is far superior to all the other teams in it's league. They would not train as hard as a team that has a rival that is similar in talent, and due to that eventually another team would catch up to them by hard work, motivation, and competition.
Yes it is Competition is healthy. It helps student strive for better. It creates a feeling of excitement. Moreover it leads to success. Winning is not everything. Even if you lose, even then you have learnt something. You learn from your failure. Without competition students would be lazy and they would become incompetent.
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First of all, competition can be enjoyable, since it's the payoff for the work you've done. Therefore, people who work harder get more. If there was no competition at all and everyone got the same payoff no matter who did the most work, nobody would be motivated to work. Secondly, I assume that by "the learning process" the asker means K-12 education. As students near the end of their education, it's only natural that competition should ramp up. In the adult world, competition is unavoidable. By giving kids a taste of what's out there, it's a learning process in and of itself. Of course, that doesn't mean the entirety of K-12 education should be nonstop competition. A reasonable age to begin would probably be around middle school age.
Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever. It is the key to good, new jobs for the 21st century. That’s how we will ensure a high quality of life for this generation and future generations. With these investments, we’re planting the seeds of progress for our country, and good-paying, private-sector jobs for the American people.
Competition is healthy. It helps student strive for better. It creates a feeling of excitement. Moreover it leads to success. Winning is not everything. Even if you lose, even then you have learnt something. You learn from your failure. Without competition students would be lazy and they would become incompetent.
I think competition is must for learning because when there is a competion people tend to give their best in urge to win . Competition is a motivational factor for a person to excel in any field so it is must for students to have a competition . Students in feeling to overcome another students try their level best to score good marks.
All resources are scarce, save (perhaps) for the air we breathe -- though there are those who would say that even air is scarce. Competition teaches kids how to work for results. In life there are winners and losers, and both cases can become generational. In a free society, we are expected (and it is our responsibility) to provide for ourselves. Given that resources are scarce, and given that we are free to rise or fall on our own, it is imperative that kids learn how to compete. Lest they learn to be losers.
Due to competition student realize how the actual studies should be. They get to know their talent in studies comparatively to others. Because of competitors other students at least try to be in their league. This helps them to study more harder than before. Hence, competition is necessary in the learning process.
People often forget that competition does not always mean children/adults battling it out to see who's first or 'the best', it should also include self-competition. Self-competition is a great motivator too, children and adults want to succeed.
Providing the opportunity for competition allows for progression. In life we learn from our mistakes, losing is not necessarily a mistake but we can learn from it. Competition also allows an adult or child that they might not always win, or that they might not always be first, everyone has they're strengths and weaknesses.
Competition may generate interest and excitement in topics or tasks that would otherwise be of limited interest to students. Team-based competitive approaches may be especially effective at making instructional material more enjoyable and engaging, competition between groups may increase cooperation within groups, as students are unified in working towards a common goal.
Students work harder when they have a deadline and a goal.
Students desire to win trophies, ribbons, medals, rankings, public performance opportunities, or money prizes.
Students receive extra experience in performing under pressure, usually on an unfamiliar instrument and in an unfamiliar setting. This experience helps them adjust the playing to different conditions.
Students desire feedback from the master teachers who judge.
Competition builds teamwork: By working together to achieve something, most competitions mean we need to work effectively with other people. This improves our communication skills, our socialising skills and all round ability to understand and work with other people.
Competition makes us improve.: If we lose, we want to improve and if we win, we want to make sure we retain our title. Competition means that we're constantly trying to improve and better ourselves which doesn't happen in a stalemate situation.
Competition is an unjust and elitist system which destroys equality and encourages Elitism. In this system which is becoming increasingly anti-worker, elitist and imperialist especially we must do whatever we can to struggle for equality and against elitism. The elite are always corrupt and competition is really unjust. All people must be equal. Generation Y is even having big trouble finding jobs because of competition and the large amount of pressure it puts on everyone. We certainly don't want a corrupt hierarchy of the corrupt elite in the future. If competition continues going where its going right now making many poor and losing jobs there probably will be a revolution, for example communism is even experiencing a revival among generation y because of the pressure from this exploitive system especially with competition. A more peaceful, fair, just and equal method should be used.
Competition leads to conflict, and conflict leads disunity. In a class TEAM work is required (Together Everyone Achieves More). Co-operation is the key. Smarter students should be commended BUT, weaker students should definitely be assisted, and NOT pressurized. If they come under to much pressure they will feel discouraged and will not perform at their level best.
When learning becomes about competing with your peers to get ahead, what gets learned is how to compete and not how to learn. To be the ‘top’ student or ‘gifted’ student, children learn how to compete with each other. Kids start coping homework and quizzes from others to get a higher grade, they start to chat and raise their hands even when they do not know the answer.
Education is about trying to do your best in learning to understand the world around you. This isn't a sport like football where you battle head to head to be the best. The whole point of school should be about learning and not competition. Competition in school just causes most people to say I'm smarter than you and pretty much there is nothing you can do about it. It is discouraging and makes learning a lot less fun. Winning isn't everything.
In the 21st century we need to rely more and more on working together not against each other, in order to promote collaboration we need to teach our students how to work together towards a common goal, as the results will be far greater from a common effort than that of an individual. Competition promotes the opposite, success at all cost and often at the cost of your classmates, so essentially it boils down to getting an one up on your classmates or figure something out and not share, just to get ahead. Not good for anyone involved. My vote is for collaboration, not competition
It is not necessary as education is not something to develop proudness or enemity ,it is something related to development of good humans for the development of country and when we talk about motivation then our dreams and the desire to achieve it is much greater than any other thing
When a students competes against another student, it doesn't give the student a chance to individually grow. They are overshadowed by other students' interests and cannot find their true inner selves. If a student who wants to prove them self will end up failing, they will be worse off then before.
We assume that competition is natural and unavoidable. Of course we do! We were born into a system which is build upon constant competition at every level. Let's not confuse the chicken with the egg. We are competitive because we are forced to be, not because it is inevitable and natural. There don't have to be winners and losers based on arbitrary things that the person had absolutely nothing to do with; such as birth circumstances, talents and natural abilities, looks, height and build, intelligence, etc. None of these things were chosen by any of us. They are accidents. To grant one person more reward for something out of their control is ridiculous.
Not everyone can learn better when there's competition. If that is the case, a lot of students would have excelled because I'm positive schools host competitions. Other kids learn better when there's no pressure, stress and competition. While some students could be more productive when competition is present other kids are also struggling because of these competitions. If schools don't host competitions both the students who are pro-competition and students who are anti-competition still can learn and the learning is still the object after all.
Competition has a notion of scarcity. you want to be a head of everyone else to get something that is rare, and if you are behind you may never get it. ( like competing in sports to get the gold, or in business to get the majority of market,etc) But in education we need to promote a totally different notion which is abundance/quality/deep understanding and defiantly joy. By the way, even in sports or business the competitive ones never end up in a world class competition. that stage always belongs to those who are not defined by others. (which is a very nature of competition)