Benefits Of Less Homework

Many schools under parental pressure, are weighing in for less homework on their kids.

It’s even gotten to the point where laws are being considered to support this option as there are also special schools that have moved on with a ‘no homework’ model.

A parent has a busy schedule until their child catches up with them.

Being able to form a different schedule around each other can be stressful.

More homework doesn’t always have the result the people who give it expect.

More homework might entice the student to take shortcuts in their study and get by through cheating to spend more time doing the things they want to do, being a kid.

For example, there’s something called “retrieval practice,” which means trying to recall information you’ve already learned.

The optimal time to engage in retrieval practice is not immediately after you’ve acquired information but after you’ve forgotten it a bit—like, perhaps, after school.

Those arguments have merit, but why homework boost academic achievement?

The research cited by educators just doesn’t seem to make sense.


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