Essay on Literature Review

1835 Words Aug 8th, 2014 8 Pages
Running Head: LITERATURE REVIEW: DOES HOMEWORK INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT?






LITERATURE REVIEW: DOES HOMEWORK INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT?
Caroline
Oakland University
EST 601







Problem Sheet 3: Review of the Literature

1. What are the specific problem(s) or question(s) to be addressed in your literature review: The Value of Homework in Student Achievement. Is there a positive effect? Negative effect? No effect ?


2. What general reference tools did you use to conduct your research? (List specific electronic databases consulted.) ERIC, Academic OneFile, PsycINFO. I also used Google to search the general internet.


3. What search terms did you use?

a. _Homework_________________ d.
…show more content…
Practicing or reviewing material from class is the most common instructional purpose. Other purposes include the introduction of new material and the application of learned skills to new situations. Examples of non-instructional purposes are to fulfill district homework policies, open and grown parent-teacher lines of communication, as well as improved parent-child communication regarding school. (Cooper et al., 2006) Students, teachers and parents experience these benefits of the homework assignments.
Additional Benefits of Homework
While the primary reason for assigning homework is to aid and reinforce instruction, there is growing evidence that the practice of homework can have additional benefits including managing distraction, self-efficacy, and perceived responsibility for learning (Bembenutty, 2009). While these self-regulation tasks, such as time management, setting goals, effort and persistence in completing difficult tasks, and self-monitoring one's performance, are important to academic success, they are also vitally important life skills, especially for successful professional writers, athletes, artists, and scientists. (Ramdass and Zimmerman, 2011). Other benefits include long-term academic benefits such as better study skills, as well as nonacademic benefits such as greater self -direction and more independent problem-solving. In addition, parents tend to have a great appreciation of and involvement in…