Wednesday, January 8, 2014

LSP102 Lesson Planning

This course was held at Punggol Primary School on 9 January 2014.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lesson Study at Japanese School in Connecticut

Please save the date: Greenwich Japanese School Open House, Friday, 15 November 2013

Place: Greenwich, CT

The public research lessons have been confirmed:

Apple (Special Education): Mathematics in Shopping 
Gr. 3: Multiplication Algorithm - Two-digit times one-digit
Gr. 5: Investigating Interior Angles 
Gr. 7: 3-D Figures - Spatial Figures (Polyhedrons)

Lesson plans will be sent to Open House participants.

Detailed information will be available by next week at

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

WALS2013 Gothenburg

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Lecture 1 Makoto Yoshida (USA)
Keynote Lecture 2 Chen Xiangming (China)
Both spoke about the use of lesson study as a vehicle for reforms. Yoshida used mthematics education while Chen used language education as examples.

Keynote Lecture 3 John Elliott (UK)
Elliott spoke about how lesson study exemplifies Teacher as researcher idea made popular by Stenhouse. Elliotte is well known in the field of action research.

Day 1 comprised three keynote lectures.

MyNotes of the lectures are available here

Day 2 comprised of one keynotes and four plenary sessions with many concurrent sessions.

Keynote Lecture 4 on early childhood education was by Ingrid P. Samuelsson (Sweden) and Keynote Lecture 4 was by Ference Marton and Ulla Runesson (Sweden).

The Plenary Sessions were on special education, teacher education, teacher research, school development from principals' perspectives, and early childhood. There was also a plenary on progress and resistance in lesson study. I am involved in the plenary on early childhood with Kiyomi Akita (Japan) and Camilla Bjorklund (Sweden). The slides I used in summing up their presentations are available here.

Details for WALS2013 in Bandung

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bandung 2014

World Association for Lesson Study WALS International Conferences
Singapore 2012
The conference brought together about 1200 delegates from 25 countries across the globe. The largest contingent was from Singapore, followed by Sweden, Japan and Indonesia. For the first time ever, WALS had representatives from 8 new countries: Bahrain, Ghana, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa and Uzbekistan. The programme included 3 keynote addresses, 6 plenary sessions, 238 papers, 19 symposia, 9 workshops, 41 posters and school visits. The organizing committee was warmly thanked for providing an excellent conference. 
Sweden 2013
This year the WALS conference chaired by Associate Professor Mona Holmqvist, held in Gothenburg between 6 – 9 September, has attracted more than 600 delegates from 29 countries. It is a significant WALS conference because it is the first to be held outside East Asia. The theme, “Learning and Lesson Study as Teacher Research” is being explored through 5 keynotes addresses, plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, poster exhibits and culminates in school visits.
Indonesia 2014
This conference, chaired by Dr Sumar Hendayana, will be held at the  Indonesia University of Education in Bandung from November 25 – 28 2014.  The theme is “Becoming Reflective Educators and Professionals of Learning”.  This conference has received support from the Indonesian Ministry of  Education and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first call  for papers will go out on 30 November 2013.