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Homework and study tips, and employability skills


Homework has many benefits. It extends learning beyond the school day and supports the development of effective work and study habits for life-long learning. Homework allows students to practice, review and consolidate concepts and skills to become self-reliant, independent learners.

An excellent way for parents/guardians to ensure student success is to establish consistent homework routines.

The following is a guideline for how much time should be spent on homework, on average each day:

arrow Primary grades: 10 - 30 minutes

arrow Junior grades: 30 - 60 minutes

arrow Intermediate grades: 40 - 75 minutes

arrow Secondary grades: varies with the subjects each semester

The Ministry of Education considers homework completion to be the shared responsibility of students, teachers and parents/guardians and an effective way in which parents/guardians can support student learning.

Learning skills (transferable, long term, important for life-long learning)

arrow Responsibility

arrow Organization

arrow Independent Work

arrow Collaboration

arrow Initiative

arrow Self-regulation

Employability skills (critical skill you need to enter, stay in and progress in the world of work)

You can develop employability skills at home, at school, at work and in the community. There are two types of employability skills:

1) fundamental skills; and 2) personal management skills

arrow Reliability

arrow Organization

arrow Working Independently

arrow Teamwork

arrow Initiative

arrow Self-advocacy


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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved