Christian Bokhove

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Khan on homework

In a TED session Khan (yes, of the academy) states that students could watch movies at home and make homework at school. I agree that knowledge transfer, using ICT, could be done more at home. The same however holds for homework (it’s not by accident it is called HOMEwork), again by using ICT. Thirty students working at math tasks sometimes yield only a couple of questions and problems. Why spend 60 minutes of time of students and teachers alike, if this is not necessary. In addition most questions could easily be solved by some prompts or hints from a computer. Shifting knowledge transfer AND homework partly to home (ICT) would free up time in the classroom for more in-depth class discussions, collaborative work and face-to-face contacts.

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This entry was posted on May 19, 2011 by in Math Education.
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