Join us on April 30 for a CoCo seminar by Associate Professor Richard Walker titled “Learning through after school activities and homework” .
To what extent do after school programs and homework activities lead to beneficial learning experiences in school and to enhanced achievement outcomes?
This seminar will base some answers to this question on research reviewed in the recently published book by Horsley and Walker (2013) Reforming Homework: Practices, Learning and Policy. Answering the question involves considering sociocultural and other research concerning after-school programs developed for ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students. It also involves a synthesis of research findings concerning homework and achievement. The seminar will offer a sociocultural framework for thinking about after-school and homework activities and will suggest ways in which after school learning experiences can be improved for all students.
Dr Richard Walker is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. He teaches educational psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been awarded several Excellence in Teaching Awards for his teaching in this field.