The Homework Myth
About the Course
This course will allow participants to take an in-depth look at the tradition of homework in schools and to assess the positives and negatives of the practice. Throughout the book study, participants will explore the effects of homework and evaluate alternatives to better engage learners. Participants will collaboratively discuss current data and correlations between homework and achievement, as well as student and family attitudes towards school. Participants will design a school-wide policy regarding homework and create viable alternatives that foster positive relationships between home and school.
The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize emerging trends and potential problems with homework.
- Identify and assess studies on homework and its benefits/deficits to education.
- Implement a consistent and effective homework policy for the school.
- Develop alternative ways to impact students/family’s attitudes towards school in order to build a community that fosters love of learning.