Doesn’t Competition Create Winners And Losers?

HIPPO English Language Olympiad is organized by the GLOBAL HIPPO ASSOCIATION, which is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 to promote the importance of English language knowledge and bring together students from different countries.

Hippo English Without Borders Competition is an international competition promoting English language, challenging students around the globe to compete in English language knowledge. The fundamental goal is to create and nourish friendly relations, international understanding and a spirit of sporting competitiveness between young learners interested in the English language from all around the world.

There are so many competitions designed for evaluating and assessing the levels of learners. There is another question we need to bear in our minds: Should our students compete? What about collaboration? Doesn’t competition create winners and losers? It is tough to know what to believe when it comes to competitions in education.

One of the most common concerns about educational competitions is the “Competition vs Collaboration” issue. We mistakenly consider that competition is the antonym to collaboration, but when we break it down, well-planned, consciously shaped competitions foster collaboration and teamwork at the same time. And nobody can deny that competitions also help learners to increase Intrinsic Motivation, which triggers the grid necessary for the long-life learning process.

To sum up, competitions play a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Competitions offer a chance for students in order to gain substantial experience, skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes. Competitions also encourage students to adopt innovative techniques and develop their ideas and skills.

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