User talk:Jessica Hullar
Hi Jessica, This is a nice start. I like the direction you are going with your mini-course. I think the topic is important. And I am glad to see you thinking in terms of understanding, analyzing, evaluating, creating. It looks like you are planning around Bloom's taxonomy. Is that true? If these are the outcome types (see my study guide for last week) that you are adopting would you add a statement as such. Let me know if you need help.
One more thing. Your name on the course home page is not linked to this page. To make the link work type the following in double brackets User:Jessica Hullar|Jessica Hullar The first part is the address the second part is the wording that will show up.
What I like about your mini-course is the topic, Homework Practices. I think that reviewing current research about this topic is very useful for educators. I also like that you are including learning activities: educators conduct a case study on a student and develop a homework policy.
I came up with a few considerations. It would be helpful to define what you mean by homework and homework practices. You could consider clarifying what is adequate or suitable vs. poor homework practices. A rubric or another assessment tool may be useful for this.
The learners for your course are either K-12 or higher education. I am thinking that the research about homework and homework practices may be different for K-12 as compared to higher education. If your expertise is in K-12, it may be more effective for you to narrow your focus and keep it for only K-12 educators based on the research.
One of the goals you wrote about is to improve student achievement. Student performance, satisfaction, and motivation are some of the other goals that would add to the purpose of your course.
In the Introduction you describe relational evidence. Are you looking at only qualitative research? Case studies are qualitative research. You also mention varying theories. One suggestion is to focus on one or two theories that you can explain in more detail.
One question I thought of is: What does the research say about the effectiveness or benefits of students doing homework?
The lesson objectives are written as learning activities. What do you hope they will learn from doing the case study and developing a policy?
This is an excellent topic and will help educators think more about the importance of homework. Lisa