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Spencer, Danielle – Teaching Science, 2016
In summarizing this report Danielle Spencer states: "Japan truly was transformational for me. At that time I saw myself as a nurse just pretending to be a teacher. The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF), Japan exchange enabled me to be a teacher who used to be a nurse." How did this transformation come about? Each year, a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2016
As part of Japanese Lesson study research focusing on "comparing and describing likelihoods", fifth grade elementary students used real-world data in decision-making. Sporting statistics facilitated opportunities for informal inference, where data were used to make and justify predictions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Statistics
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Takahashi, Akihiko – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem solving has been a major theme in Japanese mathematics curricula for nearly 50 years. Numerous teacher reference books and lesson plans using problem solving have been published since the 1960s. Government-authorized mathematics textbooks for elementary grades, published by six private companies, have had more and more problem solving over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Elementary School Teachers
Yasuda, Keiji; Kawashima, Hiroyuki; Hata, Yoko; Kimura, Hiroaki – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
An adaptive learning system is proposed that incorporates a Bayesian network to efficiently gauge learners' understanding at the course-unit level. Also, learners receive content that is adapted to their measured level of understanding. The system works on an iPad via the Edmodo platform. A field experiment using the system in an elementary school…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Bayesian Statistics, Networks, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Munroe, Lloyd – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes a pedagogical framework that teachers can use to support students who are engaged in solving open-ended problems, by explaining how two Japanese expert teachers successfully apply open-ended problems in their mathematics class. The Open-Ended Approach (OPA) framework consists of two main sections: Understanding Mathematical…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Design
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Watanabe, Tad – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010) identifies the strategic use of appropriate tools as one of the mathematical practices and emphasizes the use of pictures and diagrams as reasoning tools. Starting with the early elementary grades, CCSSM discusses students' solving of problems "by drawing." In later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students
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Suetomi, Kaori; Murray, Nadezhda – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2014
The conditions required for a reform of the educational finance system as the foundation of compulsory education are 1) devolution to schools and introduction of national standards in order to deal with "individual equality" while compensating for the insufficiency of "aspectual equality," and 2) dealing with educational needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Compulsory Education
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Chesky, Aimi Kono – Childhood Education, 2013
The project development school idea in Japan started in the late 1970s. Both public and private schools can become project schools. Public schools' districts and private schools' boards develop the project plan and submit the application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Once approved, the project school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Groves, Susie; Doig, Brian; Widjaja, Wanty; Garner, David; Palmer, Kathryn – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2013
There is growing worldwide interest in Japanese lesson study as a model for professional learning, with large-scale adaptations of lesson study taking place in many countries. This paper describes how teachers and researchers collaborated in a lesson study project carried out in three Victorian schools. It describes Japanese lesson study and the…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Lesson Plans
Faux, Geoff; Brocklebank, Emma – Mathematics Teaching, 2012
This is an account of events in a real classroom when the notion that there is a distinction between calculation by counting, and calculation by structuring is a focus for learning. Pupils have "hands-on" experiences that support their understanding of "number". The teaching "aid" might be unfashionable in…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning
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Saito, Eisuke – International Journal of Educational Management, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the developmental stages of lesson study for learning community (LSLC) and to clarify the measures necessary for promoting the progress of LSLC, targeting consultants working on educational development projects for developing countries. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is organised as a…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Teaching Methods, Consultants, Observation
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Dorson, Lenore; Jordan, Pat – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Everyone likes a good story and different cultures have their unique ways of telling stories. Japan has a history of picture folktales called "kamishibai." Kamishibai (kah-mee-shee-bye), or "paper theater," began to appear on the streets of Japan in the 1920s. A kamishibai performer would ride a bicycle from town to town with…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Folk Culture, Asian Culture
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Hiraoka, Satsuki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2011
Seikatsu-Tsuzurikata is an educational method related to teaching of written expression for children that was pioneered in elementary school education settings throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and which was widely adopted in Japan in the 1930s. It is a unique method developed in Japan that uses both school and non-school resources, not only in…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Creative Writing, Educational Methods, Elementary Education
Isoda, Masami – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 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…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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