When out of school we should have time to ourselves Point Time is valuable.
Is homework a waste of time? This is something I have long believed, having put three children through the junior school system here. However, until recently I was unaware that there is research to confirm what I have long-suspected.
Finland has arguably the most enviable school system in Europe, and possibly the world. There are lots of things that make it great; things such as teachers being highly valued in society and small class sizes.
But the Finns did away with homework for younger children, believing it to be of no value. Some territories of Australia are now giving serious consideration to also banning homework for junior-school children, as, increasingly, research shows it to be pointless.
Bright children will find it boring and repetitious, and the other children will find it hugely stressful. Their parents find it equally so.
Young children spend enough of their day at school. When they come home, they should be free to dump the school-bag and get busy doing non-academic stuff or just doing nothing. If a child has extra-curricular activity after school, such as art, sport or music, they will be exhausted by the time they get to do their homework, making it even more of a trial.
It becomes something that both child and parent dread, often wreaking havoc on family time. I would far prefer to have children reading every day than stressing over homework. And not prescribed reading, but whatever they choose to read.
This would provide an opportunity for them to develop their own reading tastes and discover the joy of a good book early. It teaches them to think and to evaluate information, which can only be positive.
But the learning-off of spellings and tables, the answering questions in workbooks, and prescribed reading, should all be banished once our kids come out of the school gates.
Of course, by keeping up the current level of homework we are allowing our Government continue to decimate our primary schools with little investment, particularly in teachers, resulting in us having some of the largest class sizes in Europe. We have an obesity epidemic in the country and while a lot of that must be linked to bad diet and poor food choices, there is no doubt that our children are less active than they were in the past.
Homework is not helping them on their path towards good health — physically or mentally. Homework is a well-established part of Irish life for children, their parents and teachers.
If meaningful and appropriate, homework can be something that children can get satisfaction from completing. However, the opposite is the case where children find the work they are trying to do too difficult or of little interest to them.
Homework is valuable if it creates a link between the home and school. Children spend six hours a day at school, involved in learning activities that affect their here and now, and their futures.
It is vital that parents, as primary educators, have an input into this world.Homework is a waste of time. Schools already steal six hours or more a day from a student’s life.
If they can’t do what they need to do in six hours, it is not a student’s responsibility to give them more time. Homework is not for kids to learn, it’s for schools to shift the responsibility.
Homework for primary school children is a waste and does more harm than good. This is something I have long believed, having put three children through the junior school system here. However. Jun 20, · Homework is a waste of time.
It takes the enjoyment out of school and it takes up teacher time. Students need more free time for other activities such as sports, homework takes it away from. Homework is a waste of time. Schools already steal six hours or more a day from a student’s life.
If they can’t do what they need to do in six hours, it is not a student’s responsibility to give them more time. A number of books(see below) have recently appeared criticizing homework claiming that kids gain nothing from doing the tons of homework they are assigned.
Some even go so far as to say that homework is waste of time. 3 Reasons Why Doing Homework is a Waste of Time. I’m going to calm down your stressed out nervous system and conscience, and tell you why you shouldn’t be all anxious about having zero motivation to do homework.