The International Football School (IFS) is bringing Alfie Kohn to the Central Coast.
Come along and listen to 'The Case Against Competition in the Classroom'.
We have been trained not only to compete frantically, but to believe in the value of beating people -- and to help our students become winners. Research and experience, however, demonstrate that competition is actually destructive to self-esteem, poisonous to relationships, and counterproductive in terms of learning. Contests teach children to regardtheir peers as potential obstacles to their own success. The result is that everyone ultimately loses in the desperate race to win. Alfie Kohn, author of NO CONTEST: The Case Against Competition, describes the hidden costs of turning schools into places for triumph. The alternative is not merely the absence of competition but the construction of caring communities in which students help one another to succeed.
This session is primarily focused towards an academic audience.