Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Homework has varying degrees of effectiveness; therefore, it is important for teachers to know what elements aid in making homework assignments more effective to learners. There are outside factors that contribute to homework’s effectiveness as well as types of homework assignments that will increase students’ success. Two of the factors contributing to homework’s level of benefits are student motivation and parental involvement. There are three types of homework assignments that increase the positive aspects of student motivation and parental involvement include interspersal assignments, interactive homework assignments, and project-based assignments. Improved homework benefits education, specifically Christian education, by enabling a tightly knit Christian community to cooperatively work toward improved student achievement. Research indicates that more than any other type of homework assignment, project-based homework most effectively keeps student motivation high and parents involved. Projectbased homework incorporates advantages that Christian school communities provide to the learning process. Project-based homework corresponds with a core set of beliefs and values that Christian school communities promote. Project-based homework also compliments the efforts of parents who are motivated to help the school learning environment. Lastly, project-based homework assignments help students to honor God through homework.
Beutlich, Jonathan T., "Enhancing Homework’s Effectiveness through Student Motivation and Parental Involvement" (2008). Master of Education Program Theses. 31.