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Friday, April 08, 2011



Motivation to Learn

My girl has always hated computer lessons. She has computer classes once a week in school. She always complains about the lessons and how afraid she is of it. She has been complaining since last  year. I thought that it was because of the teacher but this year she continued to complain even with a new and different teacher. The night before computer lessons she would complain that computer lessons will ruin her day etc etc.

Then yesterday she came home with a sheet of paper which said "Your child has been selected blah blah blah" to attend some computer course and exam. Enrollment fee or exam fee is RM40. I thought nothing of it. A lot of times, she comes home with brochures like this. "Your child has been selected....." Fees = ..........."

I told her that everyone probably got a brochure and she is not attending because she has no time for extra classes. Besides the exam is supposed to be in July and that may clash with her piano exam. So we will not pay any extra money to do something which we have no time for.

She was very disappointed. "But mummy, I was chosen. Only 5 of us were chosen." I called the teacher to get more information. The teacher said that the "course" will be done during computer lesson periods in school and she does not have to go anywhere to sit for the "exam". It will also be held during school computer lessons and if cannot complete can carry forward to the next week. Teacher said she selected her because she is one of the few who can usually manage to complete given work in class.

Since no extra time is required, we agreed to let her join. She was very happy. Last night she took out her computer book and read it as a bedtime story! This morning she was reading the book at breakfast. She brought the book to read after wearing shoes and waiting for daddy to get ready. Then she brought the book to school to read in between lessons when she has free time.

I think it is a rip off but hopefully the RM40 will make her overcome her fear and negative feelings towards computer classes.

4 comments:

  1. Is it by Dynabook? My girl sat for the test twice. In standard 1 and 2. Both also voluntary. This year she told me she doesn't want as she claimed she already sat for it, but I see that there are modules that she hasn't. I didn't press on that. I don't see her study for that or mention anything but managed to earn two certification for herself.

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  2. Is it by Dynabook? My girl sat for the test twice. In standard 1 and 2. Both also voluntary. This year she told me she doesn't want as she claimed she already sat for it, but I see that there are modules that she hasn't. I didn't press on that. I don't see her study for that or mention anything but managed to earn two certification for herself.

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  3. Hey, my girl was told the same thing and we paid. She even got a Certificate for a Credit recently :D

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