Japanese Lesson Study Summary
Monday, July 1, 2002
What we did:
Highlights of Discussion
- Introduction of group members and "how do you plan a lesson."
- Powerpoint introduction of key components of lesson study.
- Watching video on a Japanese Lesson Study.
- Discussed video.
- Participating in Lesson Study would help you "develop the eyes" to see children (whether you teach or observe).
- It is also a way to give and receive critical feedback (our culture does always welcome this).
- The number of individuals observing a lesson study can be VERY large in Japan.
- A lesson is like a swiftly flowing river by Catherine C. Lewis and Ineko Tsuchida, from American Educator
- "Lesson study in elementary school mathematics in Japan: A Case Study" by Makoto Yoshida
(A paper presented at the Americal Educational Research Association 1999 Annual Meeting)
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