Proposal Abstract

Lesson study, an intensive professional development activity used in Japan to improve instruction in K-12 schools, is now being implemented at the university level in places like the University of Wisconsin. It requires teachers to move beyond their unconscious expectations for teaching to examining in-depth each stage of the process. The lesson study team cooperatively develops a lesson called the research lesson by exploring their own experiences, ideas they have heard, and researching the literature relevant to the lesson. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to initiate and facilitate SoTL projects through lesson study at their institution. We will demonstrate how we implemented lesson study with interdisciplinary faculty at our university and will share samples of their work. We will discuss how we are continuing this process with junior faculty in our department to promote SoTL work as part of their Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure documentation.

Location

Room 218

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 28th, 3:00 PM Mar 28th, 3:45 PM

Improving Student Learning Outcomes: Lesson Study

Room 218

Lesson study, an intensive professional development activity used in Japan to improve instruction in K-12 schools, is now being implemented at the university level in places like the University of Wisconsin. It requires teachers to move beyond their unconscious expectations for teaching to examining in-depth each stage of the process. The lesson study team cooperatively develops a lesson called the research lesson by exploring their own experiences, ideas they have heard, and researching the literature relevant to the lesson. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to initiate and facilitate SoTL projects through lesson study at their institution. We will demonstrate how we implemented lesson study with interdisciplinary faculty at our university and will share samples of their work. We will discuss how we are continuing this process with junior faculty in our department to promote SoTL work as part of their Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure documentation.