Homework is anything that students do outside the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents to support student learning; it does not just mean formal written exercises carried out by students without any help from adults.
Homework provides parents with an opportunity to become involved in their child’s learning and to develop important home/school links. One of the key aims of TEMIS is to help students acquire the skills and self-motivation that will help them become life-long, independent learners. Homework is one of many tools which can assist students in developing the skills and attitudes required for successful learning.
For younger students, the key purpose of homework is to provide the opportunity for parents to become actively involved in their child’s learning. It is the involvement of parents, in joint activities, which is most valuable in promoting learning.
The purpose of homework changes as students get older. Homework provides an opportunity for students to develop the skills of an independent learner. The setting of formal homework increases gradually through Grades 3-6.
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