What really motivate you to study?

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What really motivate you to study?

Poll ended at Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:24 am

1. To make your parents/ guardians happy
1
20%
2. To fulfill your career aspiration/ ambition
1
20%
3. To make your teachers/ mentors happy
0
No votes
4. Inspired by role model
0
No votes
5. To enable you to earn more money
0
No votes
6. To be a responsible kid
1
20%
7. To enable live long/ continuous learnings
2
40%
 
Total votes : 5

What really motivate you to study?

Postby adhdadhd » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:24 am

I have recently involved in training students in various secondary schools. It seems majority of the students slouching while they were listening to boring theories, it arise a question.. what could really motivate kids to study.

I hope all the current students of this forum, cast your opinion in this poll.

Thank you.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:37 am

you need to provide for one more option : the quest for knowledge
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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:43 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:you need to provide for one more option : the quest for knowledge


is that option 7?
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Postby sleepy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:49 am

I just asked my dd. Her reasons are 2 and 6 :D

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:51 am

ksi wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:you need to provide for one more option : the quest for knowledge


is that option 7?


ohhh, missed it, me blurrr,

ok, quest for knowledge = life long learnings ..... i thought i read learning to be able to live long
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Postby Sun_2010 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:58 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
ksi wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:you need to provide for one more option : the quest for knowledge


is that option 7?


ohhh, missed it, me blurrr,

ok, quest for knowledge = life long learnings ..... i thought i read learning to be able to live long


dunno, but I still feel - the quest for knowledge is different from life long learning...

Its more to do with
- the challenge of the subject , the thirst to know about more it or just bcos you enjoy it.

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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:59 am

My kid's answer is studying is just FUN but no such option.

So if she has to choose, it is 2 and 7.
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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:01 am

Sun_2010 wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
ksi wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:you need to provide for one more option : the quest for knowledge


is that option 7?


ohhh, missed it, me blurrr,

ok, quest for knowledge = life long learnings ..... i thought i read learning to be able to live long


dunno, but I still feel - the quest for knowledge is different from life long learning...

Its more to do with
- the challenge of the subject , the thirst to know about more it or just bcos you enjoy it.


you miss out the word "ENABLE"
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Postby Sun_2010 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:02 am

ksi wrote:My kid's answer is studying is just FUN but no such option.

So if she has to choose, it is 2 and 7.


Haha, that is what my daughter would say - that is why i think there should be one more option - for the fun/challenge it.
which in a wiser sense is a quest for knowledge ...

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Postby csc » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:03 am

i think most of the answers given by pupils or our children will be purely extrinsic reasons. There is nothing wrong with that so long there is a motivation to study.

hopefully, they will reach a stage when their motivation to learn comes from within ...and that is how I will define they have 'made it'. :lol:

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