The very word ‘homework’ is enough to strike fear into the heart of students young and old whether studying in junior school, high school or college. Homework is often the bane of many students’ lives, bringing despair and disappointment whenever assignments are set.
This is most probably because students already spend a vast amount of the week at a place of education, around six hours per day typically, and they view their home as a place of respite from the daily learning grind. When you then have to do homework in this safe space away from the educational environment it can often feel like school has followed you home. Here we will be taking a closer look at how homework developed and how it has carried on to the present day. Continue reading “History of Homework – How it Began”
The impact of globalization on our society has had a profound influence on the ways people teach and learn foreign languages. Following the spread of colonization and the increased need for countries to develop trade relationships, it became more and more common for smaller populations to learn major world languages in order to communicate effectively with larger nations.
By examining the past evolution of language and the current shifting tendencies, we can gain a better understanding of how global cultures impact the way we teach and learn languages around the world. Determining likely future predictions as to how language will continue to be influenced by our changing societies can enable educators to teach effectively and help students learn efficiently. Continue reading “Teaching and Learning Language in the Next Two Decades: Main Predictions”