Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

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Session 4: Learning at home


In this session you’ll learn about children’s views of homework and about the important part that parents play in children’s learning. You’ll listen to children talk about their homework, and hear from a headteacher about the purpose of homework. You’ll also read some findings about homework from a global survey of parents.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • understand parental support for children’s learning in school
  • perceive children’s views about homework
  • develop skills to identify creative homework.

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