Lesson 1: Pros and Cons of Homework

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Unit 1 Lesson 1: Pros and Cons of Homework>

Objective: Participants will be able to identify various impacts that homework can have on student learning and school community.


“Homework, traditionally defined as tasks teachers give students to complete at home, is a complicated area of educational research. It involves highly complex interactions between factors such as parental involvement, student capabilities, teacher attitudes and practices, classroom environments, and school cultures and policies." (Walker, 2011).


1. View


2. Watch: – How Much Homework Is Too Much?

3. Read: Purpose, Public Attitudes toward Homework, The Positive and Negative Effects of Homework, Extensiveness of Homework


5. Reflection: Reflect on the following questions in a notebook or journal. You will continue to reflect on concepts throughout the course, so keep the notebook on hand!

  • How did I feel about homework as a student?
  • What is the purpose of homework in my school community? What is the intended function of assigning homework?


Lesson 2: Cons of Homework

Victoria Robey-Hicks Mini Course