Rick Grammatica & Richard Holme

Home truths about homework

The challenges of home learning, highlighted by the pandemic, should make us question the traditional tasks we set for students to complete outside school. Now is the perfect time to rethink our approach, say Rick Grammatica and Richard Holme

Home truths about homework

Teaching during lockdown has presented a vast range of challenges within education but, when we eventually move into the post-Covid world, there could be some opportunities, too. It is unlikely that many teachers are thinking about “building back better” just now, as they try to keep their heads above the water. But one area that could eventually present opportunities for recovery and improvement is homework.

One of the biggest challenges faced by teachers has been trying to provide coherent learning opportunities that support positive and productive engagement. Parents and carers have ...

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