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Title: Lesson study as a vehicle for collaborative teacher learning in a secondary school
Authors: Cajkler, Wasyl
Wood, Phil
Norton, Julie
Pedder, David
First Published: 7-Feb-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for International Professional Development Association
Citation: Professional Development in Education, 2014, 40(4), 511-529
Abstract: This paper reports the outcomes of a 'lesson study' project conducted in a mathematics department with four serving teachers in a secondary school in England. Using Dudley's lesson study framework and drawing on Hargreaves and Fullan's notion of professional capital, the feasibility and value of collaborative lesson study as a vehicle for the development of teacher learning were explored. Planning and evaluation meetings as well as end-of-project interviews were analysed to investigate how teachers planned research lessons together and how these were evaluated. Despite time constraints, teachers who engaged in lesson study reported that the process improved understanding of their students; that collaboration helped them to develop less-teacher-centred approaches and created a stronger sense of teacher community. The project demonstrated that lesson study has potential as an alternative or complementary model of teachers' learning, but it also throws up substantive organisational challenges if its use is to expand. © 2014 © 2014 International Professional Development Association (IPDA).
DOI Link: 10.1080/19415257.2013.866975
ISSN: 1941-5257
eISSN: 1941-5265
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 International Professional Development Association (IPDA). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Professional Development in Education on 07 Feb 2014, available online:
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