To Homework or Not to Homework – That is the Question!

At Beyond the Apple, we build our extended conversations on our Beyond the Apple’s Tenets of Adult Education.

While there’s no easy answer to this question, homework is a “fixture” of education that needs re-framing. Let’s start this conversation by checking out Terrah and Beth’s thoughts about homework:

Now, let’s consider a form of homework that, on the surface, provides an opportunity for student choice, research, problem solving, and family involvement – the science project. Have a look at  Susan Messina’s HuffPost article about Science Fair Projects assigned as Homework.

Here’s our reaction to Susan Messina’s article.

Whether you are pro homework or anti homework, there’s lots to think about. For a more comprehensive look at the research about homework and a guide to reframing homework practice, Check out  Beyond the Apple’s Guide to Equitable Homework.

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