Briones said the directive will contain guidelines including the number of homework that will be assigned, the subjects to be included and the students who will be covered by the policy. The directive will also reiterate DepEd Memorandum No. What should be encouraged within the classrooms is more time for discussions to hone the analytical thinking and assessment of students. In House Bill , Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Representative Evelina Escudero also seeks to compel schools and teachers to implement a "more holistic and effective pedagogy" by conducting all lessons and activities in school. Apart from a no-homework policy, House Bill also proposes that all kindergarden and Grade 6 students will deposit and leave their textbooks in school.
What’s the Right Amount of Homework?
DepEd to issue guidelines regulating weekday homework of students
New Delhi: Children upto Class 2 should not be given any homework as they are too young to sit for long hours and they should carry a bag weighing not more than 2 kg, according to the new School Bag Policy released by the Ministry of Education. It gives guidelines on homework and weight of school bags for classes 1 to It was shared with all state governments on 24 November along with a circular asking for its implementation. Also read: Preschool for yr-olds will be part of formal education from , says Nishank. The policy has been based on various surveys and studies conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, said the policy document. It gave a suggestive class-wise range for the ratio of school bag as 10 per cent of the body weight. Similarly, Class 11 and 12 students can carry a 3.
Afternoon angst: is homework really necessary?
Homework -- how much, for whom, and to what end -- has long been a focus of discussion and concern among parents, teachers and PTA associations across the country. But particularly since the passage of No Child Left Behind and Obama's more recent Race to the Top incentive program, the homework debate has intensified. School administrators and classroom teachers are under increasing economic pressure to meet state standards and churn out high test scores in exchange for federal support. Inundating students with homework in this fraught and numbers-focused climate is seen by many as a logical response to anxieties about funding, international competitiveness and performance.
We have all had time-consuming, monotonous, meaningless homework assigned to us at some point in our life. These assignments often lead to frustration and boredom and students learn virtually nothing from them. Teachers and schools must reevaluate how and why they assign homework to their students. Any assigned homework should have a purpose. Assigning homework with a purpose means that through completing the assignment, the student will be able to obtain new knowledge, a new skill, or have a new experience that they may not otherwise have.