Is it really the best use of time for children, teachers and parents?
A strong case for telling children to go outside and play.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn.
Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
When it comes to neuroscience, there's no such thing as an 'average' teenager.
Smaller class sizes do not make a difference the quality of education.
Maxine McKew speaks with education expert John Hattie about the kind of debates we really should be having around education.
Parents need to know when to step back from helping with homework.
Helping your teenager with their homework can make them feel incompetent and can hinder their own skills development.
“Mummy, I can’t do my homework!” Time for you to step in?
Completing your child's homework can protect them from failure – a key part of the learning process.
What’s the reason for your child’s math anxiety?
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Children as young as six can show math anxiety. What's the link between parents’ math anxiety and their children’s math anxiety?
Does homework help with academic success?
Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Homework – help or hindrance?
One in 10 children report spending multiple hours on homework. There are no benefits of this additional work, but it could leave a negative impact on health.
Students’ academic goals play an important role in cheating.
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Is academic cheating inevitable? Not in classrooms where teachers emphasize mastery of content.
Children struggle to develop the basic “building blocks” of maths if they’re just copying down everything the teacher tells them without understanding it.
When rote learning and parroted answers replace real engagement with the material, children are bound to battle with maths. After-school homework clubs offer a different way of thinking.
Students are encouraged to cheat when they see people getting rewarded for dishonest acts in society.
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Surveys show that 95% of high school students and 70% of college students are involved in some form of cheating.
Is my hour up yet?
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A new study has suggested the answer is one hour a day. But that might not be right for everyone.
Homework tasks that require an iPad or laptop may disadvantage low socio-economic status students.
More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage…
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Homework is the perfect platform for parents to help children unravel the mystery to learning. Parents are in a unique position to hang the academic concepts that children learn at school onto their real-life…
The best place for homework? In the classroom.
A middle school student I know came home from school with the task to recreate a medieval fort out of cake. I expect the History teacher thought this was a creative and engaging activity. This particular…
School students everywhere could look forward to no more homework.
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The recent decision by French President Francois Hollande to abolish homework from French schools has reignited the long running debate about homework. This debate has been around for more than a century…