The highest form of learning

United States
November 16, 2009 7:52am CST
If a system of reward and punishment is the lowest form of learning, what is the highest form of learning? We are immersed, from birth, into systems that condition us to act or think according to arbitrary standards. We are punished for learning to act or think contrary to those standards, and rewarded for following them. This is the lowest form of learning. What then, is a better or a higher form of learning?
4 responses
@71149301 (51)
• China
16 Nov 09
Maybe the system of reward and punishment is the lowest form of learning,but it really works.when we are young,we don't know the important of study,so we need some stimulate to work hard,and that is the way it works.and when we grow up ,we need a developed way to study more.that is force yourselves to be intrested in learning.
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• China
17 Nov 09
why do you think the reward-and-punishment system is the lowest form? reward for right and punishment for wrong it isn't a system inventd by human. It's the law of nature. could it be said that reward for wrong , punishment for right?? Of course , effective learnning needs more. Not only the reward and punishment , interest also is an important incentive . Interest is the best teacher. So , more than reward and punishment, on the interest incentive we should rely
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Nov 09
yes we strive to make high grades and that is a great motivation in high school, and specially in college. rewards not punishment that is a great motivator and a lot of college teachers will help any student who appears to be needing extra encouragement and motivation. If there is a punishment its only that if you do not strive to learn to your full content, you will not recive a passing grade.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
16 Nov 09
The psycho logistics feel and say it loud that physical punishment is contrary y to a child's learning which f=goes against the previous version that if there i no corporal punishment there is no learning. What comes to the fore now is that physical punishment in moderation in necessary or else the students becomes unruly and uncontrollable. So whatsoever the psychologists say physical threat to some extent is necessary.