The Use of Rewards to Motivate Learners

Abstract

This paper seeks to explore the use of rewards to motivate learners. We hypothesize that rewards are great; however, they must not be used as a sole motivating factor to encourage students to learn. Teachers have to structure learning in such a way that the students become more engaged and willing to participate. To achieve the aim of this paper, we will explore the different research studies conducted in the past, which are relevant to the use of rewards inside the classroom. Drawing from the research, we will conclude whether rewards should be used as a motivating factor and explore other options to help students become more engaged and willing to learn.The use of rewards to motivate learners can be an effective tool. However, there should be no better substitute to motivate learners to study than letting them understand the importance of learning and structuring the classroom in such a way that it becomes conducive for transference of ideas and knowledge