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Transforming ‘model lessons’ into everyday practice: the case of a Japanese mathematics teacher

Transforming ‘model lessons’ into everyday practice: the case of a Japanese mathematics teacher
Transforming ‘model lessons’ into everyday practice: the case of a Japanese mathematics teacher
In Japan, ‘model lessons’ are often provided by expert teachers during ‘Lesson study open house’ when expert teachers open their lessons to other teachers. A challenge for observing teachers is how to ‘transform’ such model lessons into their own practice. In this paper, with our focus on the planning phase of lesson study, we analyze four lesson plans. Our analysis suggests that the process of transforming model lessons into everyday practice is rather complex and that during this process teachers critically evaluate their own subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and knowledge about their students in order to create their own lessons.
mathematics, education, lesson study
Fujita, Taro
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Jones, Keith
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Kumakura, Hiroyuki
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Kunimune, Susumu
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Jones, Keith
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Kumakura, Hiroyuki
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Kunimune, Susumu
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Fujita, Taro, Jones, Keith, Kumakura, Hiroyuki and Kunimune, Susumu (2016) Transforming ‘model lessons’ into everyday practice: the case of a Japanese mathematics teacher. World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2016, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom. 03 - 05 Sep 2016. 2 pp .

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In Japan, ‘model lessons’ are often provided by expert teachers during ‘Lesson study open house’ when expert teachers open their lessons to other teachers. A challenge for observing teachers is how to ‘transform’ such model lessons into their own practice. In this paper, with our focus on the planning phase of lesson study, we analyze four lesson plans. Our analysis suggests that the process of transforming model lessons into everyday practice is rather complex and that during this process teachers critically evaluate their own subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and knowledge about their students in order to create their own lessons.

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Published date: September 2016
Venue - Dates: World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2016, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2016-09-03 - 2016-09-05
Keywords: mathematics, education, lesson study

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Local EPrints ID: 446029
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446029
PURE UUID: d5fee41b-bc3c-4c63-ae3b-667d0bd4b189
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2021 17:32
Last modified: 22 Feb 2023 20:33

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Author: Taro Fujita
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Hiroyuki Kumakura
Author: Susumu Kunimune

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