Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Homework as a cheap approach to education

Yesterday, in an interview with Bajour, two Basel schoolchildren, Erijon (12) and Ada (9), called for the elimination of homework; today, Bajour followed up with an interview with Trix Cacchione, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwest Switzerland. She said it would be possible to do without homework, as part of making education both more effective and more efficient. But she added that it would take more resources: more teachers, better teacher education, and higher salaries would be needed. The striking implication is that giving schoolchildren homework may not be the best way to educate them, but it is a cheap way to get results. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 17 August 2021)

Kinder sind häufig gestresst. Muss das sein?


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