Is Homework still relevant in the 21st Century?

Kid doing homeworkHomework had been a mainstay teacher strategy since education first began. When used properly, some studies have shown that homework is an effective method for reinforcing educational learning goals. Many say that homework is counter-productive as it extends the school day and therefore does not allow the child to play, whilst others say it is not an umbrella option. These are statements as a result of many studies and opinions.

With this topic being highlighted in the local media recently, the Cape Town Science Centre invites you to take part in the discussion with key role players in the Western Cape education landscape.

Guest speakers Gavin Keller, the Principal of Sun Valley Primary School and Dr Muavia Gallie the Managing Owner of Education Moving Up will lead the discussion regarding the effectiveness of homework in the 21st Century. Mr Brian Schreuder, Deputy Director-General: Curriculum and Assessment Management at the Western Cape Education Department, will help facilitate the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre (370B Main Road, Observatory)
Cost: R50 per person
Bookings: or 021 300 3200