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#1 am 16.05.2018 um 15:27 Uhr Diesen Beitrag zitieren
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After having to do my project on education and learning process I agree about the skills and attitude that should be encouraged. Practice makes you better. Stick with it because it's worth doing -- win or lose. Get the joy from the activity -- not just for the reward. Failure is how we learn.

But, this obsession with criticizing or mocking participation trophy's is just non-sense. It's not even a little factor in character building. We all like to get things. Look at adult events. Nobody is confused about whether they won or not or whether they are on a club team or an elite team.

There are bigger issues in this regard in the academic grading world -- where mistakes are punished and aren't just part of the continuum of learning.

The only criticism I can take seriously regarding participation awards is that they are a waste of budgets and end up in the landfill. They are a non-issue with regard to the future character of our youth.

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