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Motivation by Rewards

Overview

If you are a fan of history you may have read tales of children and adults in previous centuries who were beaten as they worked, punished for non-performance and in many cases publicly humiliated when things went wrong.

The view of those in charge was that fear of punishment would lead to a greater motivation towards success.

More recent research has shown that motivation by reward, recognition of good behaviour and careful support and encouragement can achieve far more than any form of punishment. That is not to say that there is never an occasion when punishment is appropriate but when trying to generate excellence in performance, reward programmes are a good place to start.

Increasingly reward programmes are gaining publicity. Schools are starting to implement them all over the world and even local authorities are seeking to embrace the key principles as they reward people for recycling their rubbish, paying their bills on time or for demonstrating community spirit. 

But how do you start a rewards programme if you have not had one before? How do they work and why is it important that they do?

To explore this issue and to give you very practical information that you can adapt to your own situation, this Motivation by Reward programme explores all the key areas and provides examples of how to set up your own scheme.

Modules

R – Rewards Programmes 

  • An overview of rewards programmes, current research and why they work

E – Extent of Rewards Programmes

  • Rewards in Education
  • Rewards in the Family
  • Rewards at Work
  • Rewards in the Community

W – Where, When, Who, What?

  • Where to go for rewards?
  • When to approach people for rewards?
  • Who to approach for rewards?
  • What type of rewards to seek?

A – Areas of Concern

  • Selling rewards programmes to participants
  • Selling rewards programmes to businesses
  • How to answer critics
  • Risk assessment
  • Evaluation of programmes
  • Damage limitation policy

R – Reward Types

  • Goods
  • Opportunities
  • Money
  • Publicity

D – Dare to Act

  • How to start
  • How to minimise the time needed
  • How to maximise the rewards on offer
  • How to increase pupil participation

S – Samples

  • Sample letter to businesses
  • Sample press release
  • Sample feature for community publications
  • Sample certificate for reward winners
  • Sample radio briefing

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

If you are a fan of history you may have read tales of children and adults in previous centuries who were beaten as they worked, punished for non-performance and in many cases publicly humiliated when things went wrong.

The view of those in charge was that fear of punishment would lead to a greater motivation towards success.

More recent research has shown that motivation by reward, recognition of good behaviour and careful support and encouragement can achieve far more than any form of punishment. That is not to say that there is never an occasion when punishment is appropriate but when trying to generate excellence in performance, reward programmes are a good place to start.

Increasingly reward programmes are gaining publicity. Schools are starting to implement them all over the world and even local authorities are seeking to embrace the key principles as they reward people for recycling their rubbish, paying their bills on time or for demonstrating community spirit. 

But how do you start a rewards programme if you have not had one before? How do they work and why is it important that they do?

To explore this issue and to give you very practical information that you can adapt to your own situation, this Motivation by Reward programme explores all the key areas and provides examples of how to set up your own scheme.

Modules

R – Rewards Programmes 

  • An overview of rewards programmes, current research and why they work

E – Extent of Rewards Programmes

  • Rewards in Education
  • Rewards in the Family
  • Rewards at Work
  • Rewards in the Community

W – Where, When, Who, What?

  • Where to go for rewards?
  • When to approach people for rewards?
  • Who to approach for rewards?
  • What type of rewards to seek?

A – Areas of Concern

  • Selling rewards programmes to participants
  • Selling rewards programmes to businesses
  • How to answer critics
  • Risk assessment
  • Evaluation of programmes
  • Damage limitation policy

R – Reward Types

  • Goods
  • Opportunities
  • Money
  • Publicity

D – Dare to Act

  • How to start
  • How to minimise the time needed
  • How to maximise the rewards on offer
  • How to increase pupil participation

S – Samples

  • Sample letter to businesses
  • Sample press release
  • Sample feature for community publications
  • Sample certificate for reward winners
  • Sample radio briefing

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

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