Who was the person or group of people that thought up ‘Homework’ for school students… it occurred to me that perhaps they were a either a person with good intentions, thinking that by applying school work to be done at home, they were helping improve the students mind, while keeping them from taking part in after school hours activities that might be considered foolhardy and delinquent, or it was simply a lazy teacher who thought they could palm off work they should have been teaching during school hours, to their students to do after school, to make their own job easier. Perhaps it was a combination of all of this and more, but however you look at it… assigning mandatory school homework is naive, irrational, ignorant, oppressive and counter productive.
Don’t misunderstand me here, there is nothing wrong with a student choosing voluntarily to do extra study before or after school in their own time, if they feel they need or want to, in order to keep up or excel… in fact I would encourage that. But enforcing school homework on students who don’t want it, in general, has the adverse effect, and more often that seen, and extreme adverse effect on the student, and those closest to the student.
Young students should not be distressed with more schoolwork after school has adjourned, this time should be used for them to relax, and recharge their mind and body batteries, ready for the next day, or week, at school… in the same context as your time at home away from your place of work, is your free time to relax… if your boss kept sending you home with work to do all night, how long would you put up with that before you quit the job!
By enforcing mandatory schoolwork in the time students should be re-charging, as any half witted logically minded person can see, only serves to make a student more stressed, tired, irritable, depressed and angry.
I have not yet met a single school student who has told me that they love homework, and that it has a remarkable effect on their achievement levels… Homework is illogical, irrational, ignorant, oppressive, depressive, and a pointless waste of a students free time, that actually inhibits their ability to be more creatively productive in school.
If our education systems had an ounce of sense, they would over-hall the entire draconian system, that still seems to permeate our early learning and junior education platforms today, and introduce a system that monitors students from early learning onwards, in order to determine what their natural and intrinsic fascinations and talents are, and natural skills adeptness they may demonstrate to expanded on, so they can be guided into a vocational area they were born to do.
It is an absolute pointless exercise trying to cram trigonometry into a student who is clearly dominated by their ‘right brain’ hemisphere and has natural talents and fascinations for the creative arts, as much as it is naive and damaging to enforce arts skills on a student who shows a natural fascination and talent for mathematical academics because they are dominated by their left brain hemisphere. If a student does not have a brain for trigonometry, then forcing it upon them is only going to generate a whole catalogue of emotional and psychological disorders, from feeling inadequate and stupid, to feelings of segregation and severe depression. The reality of it is, this ‘right brain’ dominated student will most likely never have need of trigonometry in their entire adult life, so the pain and anxiety they suffered as a result of forced study, was, and is, totally needless.
The world is filled with people in the wrong job, who hate their life because they hate their job, and as a result don’t do it well… and so, for example, a person who is an incompetent house builder will end up with disgruntled customers, as will a doctor who delivers poor medical treatment or advice… all because our schooling system was not efficient or effective enough to discover in their early learning, that the inadequate Doctor would actually make a great house builder, and the incompetent house builder would make a brilliant doctor… and so the circle goes around and around, and produces a world filled with unhappy, incompetent, frustrated and depressed people.
In fact I think you would be astounded to learn the staggering number of people, and registered patients, suffering anxiety and depression, that can be traced back to their dissatisfaction and hatred of their job that they feel chained to because they have to pay the bills to survive. And it all goes back to their lack of options due to ineffective outmoded schooling. But it doesn’t stop there, believe it or not, this world wide epidemic of people in the wrong job, flows into other social disorders like domestic violence, suicide, drug use and other escapisms that have detrimental ramifications on the individuals and society at large.
How simple would it be to correct this overwhelming dilemma and disastrous social deformity, just by adjusting our schooling system from a basic mass ‘one lesson fits all’ mentality, to a far more effective and productive system of individual monitoring and guidance into the students areas of natural fascinations, talents and skills, ensuring optimum results of people entering vocations they enjoy and are good at.
There are in fact some schools and junior colleges already wise to this, and have adopted this new type of educational thinking, like the SEDA Group in Australia, and the more schools that move toward this style of thinking, the better our world will become… and that includes discarding the ridiculous notion and practice of mandatory home work… honestly what twat thought that up!
For some more information of Vocational Guidance and how brain hemisphere dominance defines us, go to: Vocational Guidance for a changing World