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CBSE to reconsider a new paradigm for homework

Oct 7, 2014 17:27 IST

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently issued an online questionnaire where they have attempted to get feedback from parents, teachers, principals and students on the varied aspects of homework and their importance in the present day scenario. It is evident that there are many projects and homework like models of solar systems, writing essays on literary personalities and solving algebra problems that are done by the parents rather than the students making it a meaningless exercise for both the schools and students.

    The chairman of CBSE has pointed out that the board is on the process of analyzing the answers that they have got from the questionnaire and they would try and formulate a better method in terms of homework to make it look more interesting and innovative for students. Parents often want their children to be engaged in after the schools and thus they demand a good homework from the schools. Though there are times when the burden of the homework get passed to the parents themselves who then need to solve the homework trouble for their children themselves giving almost no practical experience to the student. Giving assistance is one thing but completing the whole homework for the student doesn’t at all help any of the purpose for the homework.

    Students often say that the homework that they get repetition of whatever they have already learnt in the classes and different teachers in different subjects allot different homework without even co-ordinating with each other, burdening the student to the farther most extent.

    Due to this over burden and lack of time in completing the homework students are taking help of the internet and are downloading and pasting information without even analyzing them. This has reduced the student’s capacity of building ideas on their own and has taken out their recreation time that they tend to enjoy the most in their childhood.

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