Homework – A Necessary Evil Or A Waste Of Time? – ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Homework – A Necessary Evil Or A Waste Of Time? – ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Interesting interview with Dr Walker about homework.

Argues that homework has been shown to be of substantial benefit in only years 10 to 12.

In regards to things like NAPLAN and MySchool Dr Walker said “Social comparison doesn’t improve learning, it just makes people aware that they’re not doing as well as someone else. Makes them anxious and it doesn’t help with development of better understanding”.

Do you think homework is a waste of time?  When is homework a good thing?  Does it depend on the child?

 

One comment on “Homework – A Necessary Evil Or A Waste Of Time? – ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

  1. mentaldiva says:

    Homework that involves discovery, sharing knowledge-perhaps with family or other and learning is valuable. Multiple practice of the same concept, busy work for the sake of having homework is not so valuable. I do not think it is especially important everyday.
    I like the concept of the flipped classroom where videos, readings and note-taking go on outside of the classroom, application and problem-solving go on inside the classroom.

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