In addition, students should be given sufficient time so that they are willing to complete their homework.
To this end, schools should note the following when they assign homework to students: A holistic homework policy should be formulated through collaboration between subject departments.
experiments, surveys and creative work to develop students’ habit of self-directed learning, independence and creativity.
Students can be invited to give oral reports based on the findings from their observation or discussion with parents and friends, or given homework such as model-making and other learning activities that interest them.
Table 8.1 provides some examples of homework design and their special features: Placing emphasis on helping students to develop good learning habits such as reading habits and positive values and attitudes including self-discipline, self-reflection, responsibility and passion for learning It is the quality rather than the quantity of homework that matters.
An appropriate amount of meaningful homework should be assigned to motivate students to learn.
Diversification: Different types and formats of homework can be assigned to motivate students in learning.
Interesting and challenging tasks can be designed for students, e.g.
Assignments that last a longer time such as projects and book reports allow students to plan their own pace of work, delve into subjects that interest them, and integrate various information, ideas and opinions.
A primary school has designed a “Reading Journal for Self-selected Themes”.