Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:47p.m.
An Australian academic says doing homework doesn't help primary school children learn more.
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27/10/2012 6:54:42 a.m.
Interesting findings, in the New Zealand context research has shown that reading and basic facts are beneficial if parents understand the purpose and how to support their child . In addition research does not support the notion that primary school homework of say 30 minutes a night develops good work habits ( reflect on your own experience) what home learning ( not homework children should go to school to learn not work) should do is encourage a love of learning , if we achieve this then we are on the right track! Go to www.windsor.school.nz "PRIDE Challenges" for an alternative that has been in action for 5 years and works!!!
26/10/2012 3:37:54 p.m.
I had many learning problems and I have to agree! sending usless homework home made me far more stressed and I couldn't do it. I went on further to pass a degree later because I was fully interested, being happy is number one! Its also a proven fact if you swat for 1 hour before a test you will get more in than previous weeks of study because you forget it all..experience is everything
26/10/2012 9:58:51 a.m.
Keeps them off the sodding Playstation - that has to be good.
26/10/2012 9:41:30 a.m.
Jacqueline Sullivan-Scholey wrote:
It may not be necessary according to some - but... if children get used to study[homework] periods at home I feel that this will put them in good stead for swotting later on in their school years.
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