CCSC’s policy of no homework recently featured on the ABC 7.30 Report. You can read more about the reasons here as Paul Chapman explains his views.
After working in the education sector for many years and completing a lot of research, it is my belief that the case against homework is compelling and should not be overlooked.
There is much evidence to support the notion that the potential positive impact of homework is far outweighed by the potential negative impact. The goal of any educator should be to inspire a young person’s interest to the point of being intrinsically motivated to continue learning and discovering far beyond the classroom.
Our intention and goal is to encourage students to take ownership of their learning and the need to do homework is irrelevant as students will want to learn irrespective of their environment, be it home or school.