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?