New wave of thinking
South African schools are latching on to a new wave of thinking in schools that sees the removal of homework for students, much to the relief of many pupils and their often-stressed and frazzled parents. There are many strong opposing opinions.
The policy is based on the Finland Phenomenon, which takes a fresh look at the way pupils are taught and how the overall school system is managed.
There are a few schools in South Africa, Like Sun Valley High in Cape Town, that have already implemented this ”no homework” policy and considers themselves as forward thinkers and progressive school.
This phenomenon is supported by the balance between academic time and family time. The KZN Department of Education has said the no-homework policy could be something it might consider.