Competition Team Learning

SynED’s experience in developing and hosting team competitions has given us the insight that students learn subject material faster, better and in a proficiency context. They are also immersed in an environment that cultivates key human traits that will serve them throughout their lives.

Competition Team Learning

SynED’s experience in developing and hosting team competitions has given us the insight that students learn subject material faster, better and in a proficiency context. They are also immersed in an environment that cultivates key human traits that will serve them throughout their lives.

Competitive Learning

Many in education have a negative reaction to the concept of competitive learning. They are correct to be concerned when badly designed competitions reinforce “lone wolf” behaviors and only learning to win the “prize.” However, there has been much research and development in the science of competitive learning. Josh Neubert from the Institute of Competitive Sciences  discussed ten important positive points relating to competitive learning. 

  • Improving Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning
  • Developing Academic Heroes
  • Increasing Intrinsic Motivation
  • Enhancing Beneficial Peer Comparisons
  • Strengthening Academic Self-Concept
  • Facilitating Growth Mindsets
  • Building Mental Toughness
  • Developing Agency
  • Improving Risk Analysis

Our solution helps you identify the key components needed to make your teams program sound and sustainable.

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Why Teams?

Establishing permanent teams that are gender and culturally diverse provide a nuclear unit where competitors develop a support structure and relationships that follow them well into their careers. Permanent teams also help develop employer desired human traits that must be practiced to develop. Whether it is eSports, engineering, cybersecurity, coding, culinary or agricultural, team competitions serve to incubate those key human traits.

Key Traits

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Persistence (Grit)
  • Adaptability

Key Components For Success

Institutional Support

  • Administrator champions
  • Faculty champions
  • Business or industry associations to provide standards and potential low or no-cost curriculum
  • Coach and mentor support programs
  • Budget allocation and grant resources to help provide financial support

Community Support

  • Local Business champions to mentor students
  • Local Government officials to help with community engagement
  • Regular local fundraising programs
  • Coach recruiting program to engage parents, business and others to host teams throughout the year

The Pay Off

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