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Topic: On Competition
Replies: 8   Last Post: Nov 8, 1995 9:47 AM

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Bill Juraschek

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Re: On Competition
Posted: Nov 7, 1995 2:29 PM
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Is it ethical to force ALL students to learn by competing? What kind of
learning is the result of forced competition? Most competitive
situations are not about learning, they are for those who want to
compete.
I wonder if contributions to this listserve would be enhanced if we were
forced to compete for, say, the "Most Insightful Comment" award.

I agree with Talman in that we need to design curriculum to allow for
both competition and collaboration, but the competition should only be
for those who choose to compete.

bj






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