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Format: Paperback
Size: 210 x 148mm
Pages: 160 pages
Published: February 2014
ISBN 13: 9781781351093
ISBN 10: 1781351090
Unhomework
How to Get the Most Out of Homework Without Really Setting It
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In a dynamic and ever changing education climate it is important to re-evaluate practice in schools on a regular basis in order to ensure that we are doing the right thing for our children. With questions being raised over the value of homework, Mark Creasy advises teachers and parents on how to get the most out of homework without letting it get in the way of their lives. This book questions the necessity of homework while recognising that most teachers have a statutory duty to provide it. The author provides suggestions for how teachers can make homework more effective, applicable and less pointless; organising classroom learning to allow children to set their own homework and creating opportunities for learning out of everyday situations.

Founded on over 10 years of Mark’s real teaching practice in both primary and secondary schools, Unhomework is entertaining as well as informative, being underpinned by personal anecdotes from his teaching career. It challenges the current status quo of traditionally set homework and  provides an insight for parents and educators about how homework can be done differently, for greater effect as an extension to classroom practice. Unhomework is based on the 5Rs and these are detailed for teachers to implement to secure Unhomework successfully.

With practical ideas for teachers across year groups and subjects to use Unhomework is for teachers (Year 3-13) at all stages of the profession, senior managers in primary and secondary phases, independent and state sectors, parents, teacher trainers.              

 



About the author, Mark Creasy

Mark Creasy is a dedicated father and teacher at an independent school in Buckinghamshire. His contemporary and down-to-earth style of teaching has allowed him to view learning as a tool, not a rule, to ensure that his pupils are given the right to an education that suits their needs and maximises their potential for future success.

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Unhomework - How to Get the Most Out of Homework Without Really Setting It

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Sparky Teaching, http://www.sparkyteaching.com/creative/unhomework-a-review/

There was an advert several years ago which was slightly tongue-in-cheek if memory serves us right and featured the slogan: 'Min Eff Max Res' Minimum Effort Maximum Results is an attractive idea if you’re buying a car... Read more >>
Dr. Shawn DiNarda Watters, University of Akron, Wayne College, Assistant Professor, Paraprofessional Program Coordinator

Mark Creasy is absolutely correct in his assessment of homework, it must have value, purpose, and authenticity to students. The students should take the content in the direction that interests and gives power to the students who... Read more >>
Marissa Bryan, Programme Leader HRM Courses, University Centre Croydon

I particularly like the way the text contains specific examples to illustrate points and there are clearly set guidelines to follow. The concept of unhomework marks a change in behaviour but reinforces what most teachers would... Read more >>

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