16 Nov 2018

Primary school cancels prizegiving

From The Panel, 4:13 pm on 16 November 2018

Auckland primary school, Silverdale, has cancelled its prizegiving to move away from ranking students against each other. The Principal says studies show rewards undermine motivation.

We ask the panelists what they think of the move and Dr Jenny Poskitt, Head of Massey's Institute of Education, joins The Panel to discuss what she has found in her research into giving students prizing.