Departmental Bulletin Paper The Role of Competition in the Classroom

De Luna, William

8pp.1 - 6 , 2016-03-31 , 多摩大学グローバルスタディーズ学部
Competition is an omnipresent force that has not only transcended nature throughout history, but has also managed to find its way into the classroom. It is often used as a form of motivation and enjoyment that is fueled by extrinsic and intrinsic activities. Scholars may argue that it does not serve a valuable purpose in academia as there may be various negative effects attributed to the concept of rivalry.The concept of cooperative learning is preferred much more as the method of classroom interaction. In order to discern and better understand whether or not competition is conducive to education, it is important to look deeper at the various dynamics involved. This paper will introduce and explore not only some of the fundamentals of competition, but will delve deeper into the psychological and even physiological factors at play.

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