Tips For Setting Homework Assignments
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Homework isn’t fun for anyone. It’s not fun for the students who need to do the actual homework assigned to them, and it’s not fun for the teachers who not only have to set it, but also find the time to mark the homework assignments and give the students feedback. That said, homework is an important part of the learning process.
With students spending more time outside of our classrooms than in them, it’s important to consolidate their learning so that they can apply their newfound knowledge of English into their day-to-day lives.
It’s a useful and important activity that everyone can benefit from, so here are three tips for taking homework assignments from drab and boring to an activity your students will enjoy completing.
Three Tips for setting homework assignments
1. Turn homework on its head
Instead of teaching your students a section in their coursebooks and presenting it to them, rather let them go home and read about it as homework. When they come to the next class, you can compare each of their individual understandings of the unit and be on-hand to smooth out any problems or answer any questions. By turning it into a class discussion it highlights any comprehension issues and engages the class, turning them from an audience into active participants.
2. Give them the answers
It may sound counter-intuitive but when assigning homework, such as vocabulary exercises, give the students the answers to the questions. This gives them a bit more power outside of the classroom to check themselves and it means they won’t have to wait until the next lesson to mark the answers and learn from their mistakes. It also frees up more time for you in the classroom to get down to the important business of teaching, instead of spending half the lesson going through the answers.
3. Introduce some fun
Not all homework has to be boring assignments with questions and answers. You can introduce some fun into your homework assignments by assigning your students to watch a movie. Say, for example, you will be discussing countries and animals in your next lesson, assign them the task of watching The Jungle Book so that you have something to discuss in the next lesson. Most people enjoy watching movies and bringing a topic to life with a fun homework assignment gives students more confidence to speak up in class, rather than passively listening to a lesson.
While not all teachers are as skilled at setting homework assignments as others, these three tips should help you transform any homework assignment into an enjoyable activity that your students can benefit from. Give it a go and you may just find your students requesting more homework from you.
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If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.