One I wrote for @impacteduk http://www.impacteduk.wordpress.com


So, what do we actually know?

  1. Peer Reviewed Evidence: John Hattie’s study shows that ‘the effects of the current methodology of homework are small’ – average effect size of ’0.29′ (Visible Learning for Teachers; Routledge 2011) .
  2. Anecdotal Evidence: The main driver for setting it, aside from the reference to setting homework in the new Ofsted framework, are parents. At our school, some parents complain that not enough is being set, so to keep them happy we need to keep setting it.  (via datafiend.wordpress.com)
  3. Published Book: “Does Homework Improve Learning? …. At best, most homework studies show only an association, not a causal relationship” Chapter 2 THE HOMEWORK MYTH(Da Capo Press, 2006)  Alfie Khon http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/hwach.htm  (via@theokk)
  4. Peer Reviewed Evidence:Homework: a review of recent research: Caroline Sharp, Wendy Keys and Pauline Benefield (2001) available here massive literature review, summary of it:  Hwk might help at secondary, but there is no evidence…

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