Lesson Study: A Japanese Approach To Improving Mathematics by Clea Fernandez

By Clea Fernandez

Lesson examine is a well-liked specialist improvement procedure in Japan wherein academics collaborate to review content material, guideline, and the way scholars clear up difficulties and succeed in for realizing in an effort to increase uncomplicated arithmetic guideline and studying within the classroom.

This booklet is the 1st finished examine the process and strategy of lesson research in Japan. It describes intimately the method of ways academics carried out lesson study--how they collaborated so that it will improve a lesson, what they pointed out in the course of the approach, and what they checked out which will comprehend deeply how scholars have been studying. Readers see the making plans of a arithmetic lesson, in addition to how a lot content material wisdom the academics have. They realize scholars' challenge fixing recommendations and find out how eastern lecturers organize themselves to spot these thoughts and facilitate the scholars' discussion.

Written for arithmetic academics, academic researchers, university directors drawn to academics' specialist improvement, builders, this landmark quantity offers an in-depth realizing of lesson examine which could bring about confident alterations in lecturers' specialist improvement and in educating and studying within the United States.

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Saeki would be invited. The Tsuta konaikenshu promotional committee played a key role in this planning. 4 This group met twice a month in order to guarantee the smooth management of konaikenshu and also kept track of time spent on lesson study in order to make sure that things did not get out of hand. Moreover, this committee, with the help of the vice-principal, spent a lot of time making sure that the konaikenshu goal satisfied all the teachers' interests. In particular, they made sure that this goal was based on the everyday realities of the school and was clear to all the teachers.

FIG. 1 Schedule of activities carried out for the lower grade subtraction study lesson. 32 a Drawing Up a Preliminary Lesson Plan Planning and preparing to teach a first version of the lower grade subtraction study lesson was carried out in several steps (see Fig. 1). First, between October 25 and October 30, Ms. Nishi and Ms. Tsukuda, the two teachers who would be teaching the first and second versions of this lesson, drew up a preliminary lesson plan to present to the rest of their group. The group then got together on November 1 and then again on November 5 to discuss the plan and suggest changes or refinements to it.

FIG. 1 Schedule of activities carried out for the lower grade subtraction study lesson. 32 a Drawing Up a Preliminary Lesson Plan Planning and preparing to teach a first version of the lower grade subtraction study lesson was carried out in several steps (see Fig. 1). First, between October 25 and October 30, Ms. Nishi and Ms. Tsukuda, the two teachers who would be teaching the first and second versions of this lesson, drew up a preliminary lesson plan to present to the rest of their group. The group then got together on November 1 and then again on November 5 to discuss the plan and suggest changes or refinements to it.

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