The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most of us think about these things and how they apply to the classroom and what we do there, we don’t always talk about how that changes what we have our students doing at home (aside from perhaps discussions on flipped classrooms).
Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your students and homework:
- If a student does their homework, does that make them a ‘better’ student than one that does not?
- Does completed homework assignment indicate that a student has learned the material?