Whether it's completing homework assignments, preparing for exams, or being required to study remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, teenage students often need to complete school work at home. But, how many have access to a desk and a quiet place to study? What about those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds?
In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.
When two senior Music teachers saw a need to improve the quality of student’s home practice of chosen instruments, they implemented a strategy of solitary, deliberate music practice. In consultation with the school’s Master Teacher, they developed a model aimed at improving student learning outcomes.
Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.
How much time do 15-year-olds spend per week on homework and other tasks set by teachers after school? An OECD report explored.
From worksheets to soccer balls. Why one school has replaced formal homework with after-school sporting activities.
If you want to implement a flipped learning approach that makes a successful impact, then you might want to start by taking a look at your school's homework culture.
The effectiveness of homework continues to be a hotly debated topic, but what does the research tell us? Jo Earp explores.