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ERIC Number: EJ1104956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Designing and Adapting Tasks in Lesson Planning: A Critical Process of Lesson Study
Fujii, Toshiakira
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v48 n4 p411-423 Jul 2016
There is no doubt that a lesson plan is a necessary product of Lesson Study. However, the collaborative work among teachers that goes into creating that lesson plan is largely under-appreciated by non-Japanese adopters of Lesson Study, possibly because the effort involved is invisible to outsiders, with our attention going to its most visible part, the live research lesson. This paper makes visible the process of lesson planning and the role and function of the lesson plan in Lesson Study, based on case studies conducted by Project IMPULS at Tokyo Gakugei University in three Japanese schools. The paper identifies key features of the planning process in Lesson Study, including its focus on task design and the flow of the research lesson, and offers suggestions for educators seeking to improve Lesson Study outside Japan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan (Tokyo)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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