Dubai schools stop giving homework to pupils so they can have a life

Dubai schools stop giving homework to pupils so they can have a life

- Schools in Dubai have ditched homework for pupils so children can have more time to live their lives

- According to some of the schools in the country, giving kids homework is a source of frustration to parents and seen as a duplication of effort

- In its place, the schools made out time from learning time during school hours so that works can be done under the teacher's supervision

Learning is going postmodern as techniques to teaching are changing. In that vein, some schools in Dubai are throwing out homework to allow students “have a life” so that parents can also rest.

According to The National, schools like Arcadia Education, Taaleem and Ambassador Education have either totally stopped giving homework or limited the activity.

In its place, the schools have allocated more time to their students so studies can be done under the eyes of teachers during school hours.

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It should be noted that this movement was led by countries like Finland that have finetuned the amount of time pupils spend on homework activities.

In 2018, Bahrain followed the footstep as its Ministry of Education announced a total ban on homework.

For instance, at Ambassador International Academy in UAE, children are only given homework twice a week as Kamal Kalwani, the chief executive of the school said that children have their own lives to live.

"Children should have a life and across all grades should do homework at the school not at home," he said.

Graham Beale, executive principal at Arcadia School in Dubai, said parents are concerned about homework. Photo credit: The National

Graham Beale, executive principal at Arcadia School in Dubai, said parents are concerned about homework. Photo credit: The National
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He also spoke about how parents spend a fortune trying to extra-tutor their children when such had already been done by the school.

In speaking about the situation, Graham Beale, the principal of Arcadia School said that homework is a big source of frustration to parents at home, adding that children are already tired by the time they get home.

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Amy Falhi, acting head of primary at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, however, said that they are looking for ways to re-strategise on their learning techniques so the students do not lose out.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that NBA star, LeBron James, again touched more lives with his wealth as he announced that he would adding a transitional home to his I Promise school in Ohio.

The school was opened by the basketballer for third and fourth graders in his hometown in 2018. It should be noted that since the inception of the school, 90% of its students have met or even surpassed academic expectations.

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