What positive and negative roles do grades play in an advanced students' development as a learner? As a person?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 2:38 am ad1c9bdddf
Problem: What positive and negative roles do grades play in an advanced students' development as a learner? As a person?
The literature goes both ways on this question of grading for gifted students. Some thrive on it and are motivated by the grade because they know the answer or are driven to get it, if not. The problem comes with excess. Sometimes the compelling force to get the answer or pursue the search can be overdone, late into the night.
Also, the other end of the problem is often gifted ...
Gifted students are similar to traditional students, where some are compelled by grades, others are indifferent, and are intrinsically motivated. Examples of how grading and motivation for this population are discussed in this solution. The explanation is given in 358 words.