Overwhelming feedback on CBSE’s Questionnaire

September 17, 2014

Seeing homework a burden for the students, Central Board of Secondary Education's initiative to find an alternative to homework has received an overwhelming response from teachers, students and parents.

With a view to gain an insight into different issues related with homework, CBSE came out with a questionnaire which was to be filled by parents and students. The Board plans to design activities for assigning meaningful, scientific and research-based homework for classes from 6 to 8 through feedback received from across the country.

The last date for submission of filled up questionnaire was on Monday and many parents filled the form suggesting the alternatives.

"CBSE sought feedback on the aim of the homework. Honestly speaking, I have to give an additional time of two hours per day to solve my daughter's homework and during this process did I found that several sections of the homework were meant to be done in classroom through practical discussion and problem solving technique but they are being bounced back on students," said Mohit Agarwal, resident of Civil Lines.

His 13-year son studies in a school. Shikha Dwivedi, a railway employee said, "I think in some subjects, homework should be such that it arouses students curiosity towards the society and region they live in. Many students of class VIII are not even aware of religious and historical significance of Allahabad and its monuments so the assignment and projects should also include this."

Aryan Tripathi, a class VII student, said, "I find project work interesting but too much assignments are cumbersome. Many a times, I have to involve my parents for completion of the project."


CBSE had sought feedback, including length of homework in a subject per week, main purpose of homework, whether homework be assigned in all subjects, should internet use be a part of homework and how does homework helps in teaching and other issues.

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