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Monday, November 21, 2005

The one kind of outsourcing I don't like

The outsourcing of homework.

Kids really should do their own homework, or what's the point of it? But I wouldn't be in favour of banning this industry or anything like that. Instead, I think schools need to get more innovative in creating incentives that ensure the kids do their own homework, and in changing the nature of the homework in that regard. All the work given by teachers in schools should aim to ensure that the kids pick up the tools to think independently about whatever they learn, and explore it out of natural curiosity. A lot of homework is just pointless drudge, and that is just the sort that will get outsourced. For all you know, if outsourcing of homework becomes common and schools start fighting against it, the education culture in our schools might improve and become more dynamic. Hmm...
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