Banning homework from schools to benefit both teachers and students sparked a fierce debate this morning on GMB as education experts clashed over whether teachers are to blame for not making it more ‘appealing’.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Vice Chairman for the Campaign for Real Education Katie Ivens, argued that ‘homework is of great value,’ while Professor Robert Winston said he would get rid of GCSEs and A levels and urged children to focus on hobbies instead.
It comes after new research by the Times Education Commission, found that 70 per cent of teachers think there’s too much homework and only 20 per cent believe homework is essential for learning.
Speaking to presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shepherd, Katie argued: ‘Homework enables children to take work home that they’ve been studying at school, give it their own perspective, interact with it, learn more. I actually think it helps to create critical thinking as a matter of fact, which is a very good thing. You can advance what you’re learning.
‘It’s an opportunity to move on. It should not be banned,…