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ERIC Number: ED299212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-23
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Homework Variety: A Way To Educational Excellence.
Foyle, Harvey C.
Variety in homework is one way to achieve educational excellence in social studies. The twin social studies goals of teaching basic knowledge and teaching reasoning/critical thinking skills are accomplished by providing variety. In accordance with Lee and Pratt's homework taxonomy, homework can be placed under one of the following: preparation, practice, extension, or creativity. The goal of teaching basic knowledge is emphasized through factual recall (preparation) and basic skills (practice). The goal of teaching reasoning/critical thinking skills is emphasized when the application of the classroom lesson occurs through transference (extension) and synthesis (creativity). The document's appendices include: (1) "The Effects of Preparation and Practice Homework on Student Achievement in Tenth-Grade American History" (H. C. Foyle) and the homework form used in this study; (2) a week-long homework assignment form; (3) a fiction book report form; (4) a non-fiction book report form; (5) a magazine article report form; (6) a television program critique form; (7) a news comparison form; (8) an oral report grading sheet; and (9) a vacation homework form for elementary students. (DJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (65th, Chicago, IL, November 22-26, 1985).