Principles and practices of effective homework

Homework can have quite a negative reputation.  It is often the source of familial tension as parents make sure their little ones have done it, not to mention the effect on teacher workload.  Research organisations like the EEF have not found it to be too effective either.  That said, research can only judge the effectiveness of existing practices so the job of teachers and school leaders is to find better ways of doing it.  When it is done well, homework can undoubtedly have a positive effect on learning.  The EEF states that effective homework is associated with short, focused tasks which relate directly to what is being taught and is built upon in school.  It also recognises the importance of parental involvement.  With these conditions in mind, here is a set of principles and practices for making homework as effective as possible. 
Read the rest of the article on the Rising Stars website…

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One response to “Principles and practices of effective homework

  1. This article was very helpful as a future educator. Homework can be a drag at times and most students don’t want to do the work because it’s boring. If we use these steps to help improve our students homework I think it could turn into a real positive outcome. We have to make the homework at least interesting to our students and make it manageable for us teachers.

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