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ERIC Number: EJ961895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Problem Solving Approaches in Mathematics Education as a Product of Japanese Lesson Study
Isoda, Masami
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v34 n1 p2-25 2011
What is the product of Lesson Study? Lesson Study is a scientific activity for teachers based on the methodology introduced in the 1880s. In Japan, research topics for Lesson Study are usually shared through the regular revisions of the curriculum and the research movement of several societies. As a result of teachers' efforts to overcome challenges on the topics of Lesson Study, several local theories of teaching are shared. The "Problem Solving Approach" has been commonly known as a Japanese teaching approach and a theory of teaching for developing children who learn mathematics by/for themselves. It includes teaching about learning how to learn. Other important products of Lesson Study are theories for curriculum, described in teacher's guidebooks as a number of technical terms which are only used by teachers and mathematics educators for sharing pedagogical content knowledge. (Contains 8 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan