Natalia Suárez Fernández
University of Oviedo, Spain

Homework. A question of quality.

Participants: Tania Vieites Lestón, Amanda Abín Álvarez, Rubén Fernández Alonso, José Carlos Núñez Pérez, Pedro Rosário

Homework is part of students' daily routine and also requires the involvement of teachers and families. For this reason, homework often generates controversy and a diversity of opinions.

In the last decade, much research has been carried out on its relevance or not, as well as on the most appropriate variables of family involvement and the strategies to be implemented by teachers to prescribe homework that is beneficial for both students and teachers.  This symposium will present the results of different research studies that show that the key to the correct prescription of homework lies neither in the quantity of tasks nor in the time dedicated to them, but in their quality. It is possible to prescribe high quality homework and to successfully address it by the three agents involved: families, teachers and students.

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oviedo. Lecturer in the Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and in the Master's Degree in Teacher Training and Education at the University of Oviedo. Author of articles and book chapters on homework, family involvement and self-regulation strategies for learning. Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the University of Oviedo. She has carried out research stays at Johns Hopkins University (USA) and at the University of Tokyo, in the framework of research on homework and family involvement. She has participated as a researcher in different funded projects.



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