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ERIC Number: EJ840184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Lesson Study with Preservice Teachers: Lessons from Lessons
Sims, Linda; Walsh, Daniel
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n5 p724-733 Jul 2009
This article examines a 2-year process of integrating Lesson Study--a form of teacher-led professional development--into an introductory course on the principles of teaching for students majoring in early childhood education. The course is taught in conjunction with beginning practicum work in area schools. We describe obstacles, modifications, and outcomes as we adapted the Lesson-Study process to help preservice teachers pay closer attention to instructional strategies (such as questioning techniques, anticipating student responses, and how lesson flow affects student understanding), and become more comfortable with constructive criticism by focusing on the lesson "plan" rather than the teacher. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A