Students at a university in southwest China’s Sichuan province received a very unusual homework assignment for the summer: confess their love to someone they like.
The eye-catching assignment was posted on the website of the Chengdu College of Arts and Sciences, together with other assignments, such as traveling to another city, attending a concert, and drawing a self-portrait.
Posts related to the creative homework assignment have been forwarded over 10,000 times and liked by close to 28,000 people on China’s Twitter-like Weibo.
Both students and teachers at the college adopt a positive attitude toward homework. The two teachers who made the assignment said everything is tailored to meet the unique personalities of the students.
The move was applauded by educational experts. Ji Dahai, a committee member of the China Education Association, said schools should combine social practice with personality development.