A student leaving school after thirteen years, who has not learnt to work independently, may struggle in a tertiary study environment.
There is a growing body of educational research that demonstrates that there is a positive correlation between the completion of homework and academic success.
Homework must be purposeful and its purpose well understood by the student.
A homework task for a young child, for example, where they are asked to help mum with the grocery shopping by weighing and recording the weight of fruit and vegetables, adding up the costs of a number of items or calculating change, has a real world context and is more relevant to the child than repeating arithmetic exercises from the classroom.
In conclusion, the completion of homework can have a positive impact on a student’s learning, if it is meaningful, engaging, age relevant and “owned” by the student.
Effectively organised so that good study habits are formed, a student should be able to complete homework and still have time for all the other wonderful activities, including quality family time, that contribute to their busy lives.
We all hate homework, but is it really important that we do it?
Is doing homework good for us or is it simply a waste of time? Homework is an assignment that students are given to do at home.
It might be a continuation of classwork or a new piece of work. The amount of homework school students get varies a lot not only from country to country, or from school to school, but often from day to day.
For most the amount of time spent on homework gets longer as we go through our school lives.