Is homework a waste of time? with Olha Madylus ABSTRACT: While many teachers plan their lessons, how many of us actually plan what we set for homework as thoughtfully? Is it really surprising that so many students homework is ‘eaten by the dog’, copied from friends or just done by mum? This session explores the pros and cons of a somewhat ignored, yet potentially fruitful aspect of our students’ learning. An approach to ensuring that homework is linked to class work, encourages autonomy and life-long learning and is also motivating and challenging enough for students to want to do it is explored.