PURPOSE OF HOMEWORK
- It is an important part of a students’ learning experience.
- It is defined as written or non- written tasks to be completed outside the classroom.
- It is an extension of class work and relevant to the curriculum.
- Includes studying or follow-up work to be done at home.
- Should encourage children to develop mental discipline that will make studying more satisfying and more meaningful.
- Promotes academic growth and responsibility.
- Fosters creativity through independent
- Aids in developing good work and study
- Provides enriching opportunities.
- Will finally strengthen skills already taught.
Teachers will determine the purpose of each homework, the quantity given, the frequency and the kind, as deemed appropriate to the particular subject.
KIND OF HOMEWORK:
- Preparation Homework: given to prepare a student for the next lesson.
- Practice Homework: given to reinforce what has already been taught in class.
- Creative Homework: given to provide challenging learning opportunities.
HOMEWORK GUIDELINES – Homework is:
- Given with sufficient explanation so that students will know what is expected to of them.
- Never given as a punishment.
- Evaluated by the teacher.
- Carefully planned by all teachers.
- Meaningful and given in every subject.
- Diligently carried out.
- Expected back punctually.
- Responding to school’s request for support in homework.
- Expecting daily homework and insisting that their children complete it regularly and diligently.
- Providing a suitable study atmosphere that is quiet, well-lit, and supervised, especially when student are using the computer.
- Showing interest in the homework being done, but not doing the work for their children.
- Making time for homework supervision.
- Encouraging their children to look into newspapers, magazines and books and instil in them a love for reading.
- Making sure homework is done appropriately, checking school diary and signing when asked.