Do Singaporean students spend too much time on homework?
A study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed that 15 year old Singaporean students devote 9.4 hours for their homework per week. This made Singapore to rank third globally behind students in Shanghai and Russia who spent 13.8 hours and 9.7 hours, respectively. The report was based on results from a survey conducted in 2012 among 510,000 OECD Program students to measure the academic achievement of 15 year olds.
The study also shows that students who spent more time in doing their homework got higher score in OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). Pisa is a test designed to measure the academic achievement of 15 year old students. However, we cannot conclude that students who spend less in doing their homework mean they also learn less.
Addressing parents’ concern over excessive time on homework, the Singapore Ministry of Education said that the 9.4 hours is fairly reasonable for a student preparing for the national examinations. The MOE also explained that schools have implemented policies to manage the homework load on different subjects and departments. In this way, students will not be bombarded with too much assignment on the same time.
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Through this online platform, students will be able to do their homework anytime and everywhere thus, making it much easier for them. Giving the students the accessibility not only to training materials but as well as time-tables, assignments and resources will be able to help them manage their time accordingly.
With the educators’ personalised style of teaching, accessibility to information, interactive and comprehensive e-learning platform, students will be able to manage their activities appropriately. Doing homework will become more fun, easier and collaborative. Contact us and know more how CyberSphere can address your needs.