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  • jose joy

    December 7, 2021 at 6:57 AM

    It is a general consensus that positive reinforcements are better for students’ academic performance than negative reinforcements. A sense of achievement that is a result of reward-based, will help in achieving greater success in life. Negative reinforcement may result in students quitting and having low self-esteem.

    When a person is rewarded more often, the dopamine levels are increased in the brain and the person feels a sense of self-accomplishment. This sense of self accomplishments will motivate the student to work harder and achieve more in their life. social media is an indirect example of this, wherein the studies have shown the brain activity favoring people who get more likes, which is actually causing the addiction. here likes can be parallelized to the rewards and the addiction to working hard for greater success.

    Secondly, punishments will put immense pressure on students’ minds, this will result in a lack of concentration and may actually result in candidates quitting their education. Punishments are considered archaic and outdated means of education. During my masters there was an examiner, who came for laboratory skill evaluation, he was scolding and making fun of everyone. later, the students were so disheartened that some thought it is impossible for them to peruse higher education and quit their job. It was disheartening for others as well.

    In conclusion, reward-based education will definitely help in a student’s education, whereas punishment often has a negative impact on their growth. The sense of achievement as a result of rewards and the negative impacts of punishment definitely points in this direction.

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