2019 Scientific Conference on Management, Education and Psychology
The Unimportance of Homework in College Education
Zhijia Pan, Zhongren Feng and Haiqing Yuan
Two classes were lectured by the same lecturer with the same lecture. One class was chosen to give mathematical practices in class while the other was given the exact same practices during and after class. Compare the performance of students in class as well as the scores in the final exam to figure out which class has the better improvement in learning. In the end of the semester, anonymous questionnaires are handed out to students to see the real thoughts of them about homework and classroom work. Results show that students prefer to have less homework and homework in college actually is not helpful for their study and learning. Colleges, universities may find a way to decrease homework and increase practices during class in the hope of a better result and more favorable acceptance from students.
Classroom work; Lecture; Homework; Performance
Cite this paper:
Zhijia Pan, Zhongren Feng and Haiqing Yuan. The Unimportance of Homework in College Education. 2019 Scientific Conference on Management, Education and Psychology (SCMEP 2019). 2019, Vol.1: 21-24.