There are no stupid students

01 Nov

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



Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Reflection week 6


5 responses to “There are no stupid students

  1. radianekipur

    November 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    The big job for teacher is how she/he could help the teacher fulfill their needs. Actually, teacher doesn’t have an opportunity to blew up the students in any kind of condition. That why we have listen that teacher is not only being a teacher but how to be an educator 🙂

  2. anggraenihna

    November 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    You’re right, Titiah..
    teacher has to see what students needs and have, such as their ability. A teacher does not have to judge his/her students stupid or any else words that say they are not capable in study. teacher has to give the students motivation and belief in learning. 🙂

  3. mimitgugu

    November 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Nice reflection, Titiah
    Actually, I little bit confuse about performance goal and performance-avoidance goal. Would you like to share to me about the differences between performance goal and performance-avoidance goal? if you don’t mind, please give me another example both of them.
    Thank youuuuu, Titiahhhhhh 🙂

    Mita Pustari

    • titiahdewimasitoh

      November 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      hai, Mita..
      I have another example about performance-avoidance goal.
      ” I do not want my friends think that I am stupid, I feel better not say anything”.
      in this movie, I saw that Kok Pin avoid to study math in class with drawing a picture.
      I saw that Terry includes performance goal (I mean performance-approach goal) because Terry wants to get good score in exam. Terry only look at the result of his exam.
      hopefully it can help you. I’m sorry if there’s any mistake, but you can give me a comment or suggest about it..
      thank you..:)

  4. ratihanindiya

    November 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Waw nice reflection, Titi 😛
    i agree about this behaviorism’s student, its really captured on this guy. there’s always reward on motivating him for doing something.
    i also thought that i don’t want to be such a parents like that. I will not be a mother, but i will be monster for my kids –__– sooo terrible!


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