Professor Sees Hope in Self-Directed Assignments

Writing for The Hechinger Report, Ria Banerjee, an assistant professor of English at Guttman Community College in the City University of New York, details how self-directed assignments improved her students’ learning experiences.

Analogizing the self-directed model as like comparing a rusty can opener vs. a smooth-turning one with “OXO-style grips,” she says homework provides a smooth development process for the student that results in better grades, meeting students across different academic skill and engagement levels.

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