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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Rewards in Education
Mark Smith considers the benefits, and otherwise of using rewards in education. My feeling is that students should not be praised, or rewarded for doing what is expected of them, for example, doing classwork or homework. Praising impressive work, or impressive effort is worthwhile, however. This article considers incentives that have been popular in many schools, namely giving prizes for work.