After waiting for minutes, we got the DVD that we want. Ya, we would watch the movie about “I Not Stupid”. Before of that, Ms. Lydia gave us an article about the influence of goals on motivation to learn. We read it and then we discussed in pairs.
Time to watch the movie! I think the movie is a good movie. Because when I watched it, all my feeling was out. There were sad, funny, happy, etc. This movie told about three students who have different backgrounds. But, they have similarity about how to face of math difficulty. They are also the same from EM3 class. They are Terry, Kok Pin and Boon Hock.
Terry is a boy who always obedient to what his mother said. Because his mother feels she is a good mother who responsible to her children. His mam will give everything what Terry wants. But, his mam also who decides everything to her children. His father also will give everything what Terry wants if he get good score in exam. Terry includes in Behaviorism Theories. Terry is motivated with gift that his father gave. Because they come from a rich family. They can buy everything by money. Then, Terry study with private tutor at home. Finally, Terry’s score is 62. He has performance goals because he wants to achieve the goal of learning with good score in exam.
Boon Hock is different with Terry’s life. Boon Hock is a boy who always helps his mother works and he also take care his little brother. When Boon Hock gets bad score, he gets the inspiration from his teacher to learn math. He is motivated to study hard in exam. His goal of learning includes mastery goal because he tried to understand the material first. Ultimately, his score is 92.
Kok Pin is a boy who always try to learn mathematics. Even his mother will punish him if he get bad score. His goal of learning is Performance-avoidance goal , because when he is asked to study math, he always draw something. In class, teacher sees Pik’s picture, but teacher is not angry. Instead, his teacher asks him to make the best picture for her. He has good skills in drawing. Finally, he still gets bad score, but he gets scholarship from his achievement in drawing.
I like this movie. This movie gives me an understanding of the characteristics of students in class. We do not judge or labeling that they are stupid, but they have advantages and disadvantages in their abilities and skills. Thank you.. 🙂
Titiah Dewi Masitoh