Tokyo JALT:

Lesson study: a Japanese Model of Professional Development and Learning Community

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Kanako N. Kusanagi (Tokyo University)

Lesson study, a Japanese model for professional development, has been attracting international attention for the past two decades as an alternative approach to professional development from the western individualized model. In lesson study, "teachers collaboratively plan, observe, and analyze actual classroom lessons, drawing implications both for the design of specific lessons and for teaching and learning more broadly" (Lewis, Perry, Hurd, & O'Connell, 2006, p. 273). In this presentation, Kusanagi will explain lesson study within the contexts of Japanese schooling, especially focusing on how teachers work with one another and with students.

Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Tokyo JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute Tokyo Center (map)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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