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Teacher Development through Lesson Study: Theory and Practice
Teacher Development through Lesson Study: Theory and Practice
21 Nov 2022
R 8625.00

Brief Description
Lesson Study is a credible teacher development approach which has its origins from Japan and is currently being implemented globally. Due to unique educational needs of each country, including South Africa, there are numerous variations of Lesson Study. 
Through Lesson Study, a team of teachers work collaboratively to identify a problematic topic/concept, plan the lesson, observe the lesson while one teacher teaches, and then engage in reflective exercise to improve the lesson.
Although Lesson Study is dominantly used for continuous teacher development, the University of Pretoria has recently introduced it for initial teacher development. This course is intended for teachers, teacher educators and education practitioners generally.  
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of the Lesson Study approach
  • Apply the lesson Study approach in the subjects they teach
  • Conduct diagnostic analysis efficiently
  • Plan collaborative lessons effectively
  • Present and /or observe the lesson competently
  • Conduct and use reflective practice effectively to improve the lesson
  • Establish in-school Lesson Study Group for teacher collaboration>
  • Compile a meaningful Portfolio of Evidence effectively
Course Content
  • Introduction to lesson Study : Origin of Lesson Study;
  • Diagnostic assessment /analysis: What is Diagnostic assessment/analysis? Using diagnostic assessment for instructional decision-making; Conducting diagnostic assessment/analysis.
  • Collaborative lesson planning: Rational for collaboration; Study of curriculum material (textbook); identifying purposeful activities; Planning fro questions (written and oral); Understanding the critical features and object of learning ; key aspects of lesson planning.
  • Lesson Presentation & Observation: Principles of and rationale for lesson presentation and observation; Establishing an observation panel; Knowledgeable other; Techniques of documenting the observed trend.
  • Post-lesson reflection: What is reflective Practice? Principles of and rational for post-reflection; Managing reflection process; consolidating reflections and compiling a reflection report; Using the reflection to improve the lesson.
  • Application of Lesson Study (POE): Guideline on compiling the Portfolio of Evidence (POE)
Entry Requirements
Should be a practicing Teacher or aspiring to be a Teacher
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