Lesson Study Overview Lecture for PCF Kindergartens

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Lesson Study Overview Lecture for PCF Kindergartens

  1. 1. Lesson Study in early childhood settings Dr Yeap Ban Har yeapbanhar@gmail.com www.singaporelessonstudy.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Photo: Attached Junior High School University of Tsukuba, Japan APEC Lesson Study Research Group MOE-NIE Research Project with PCF Kindergartens MCD Funded Research in Childcare Centres Lesson Study with Kindergartens in Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines and South Korea. WALS 2012 Plenary Session on Lesson Studies in Early Childhood Settings WALS 2013 Plenary Session on Lesson Studies in Early Childhood Settings
  3. 3. Research Lesson in an In-service Course on Problem-Solving Heuristics. Photo: Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  4. 4. Lesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course Photo: National Institute of Education
  5. 5. Overview Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan Lesson Study within Professional Learning Community
  6. 6. Setting the Context Professional Learning Communities
  7. 7. Three Big Ideas in PLC Third Big Idea in PLC Focus on Results First Big Idea in PLC Focus on Learning Rather Than Teaching Second Big Idea in PLC Work Collaboratively
  8. 8. …nothing matters more than finding people with the potential to be greatteachers. Malcom Gladwell 2009 What The Dog Saw
  9. 9. Getting the right people to become teachers and to develop them into effective teachers. Source: How the World's Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top The McKinsey Report
  10. 10. “The country has made a conscious effort to have highly-qualified teachers throughout the system.” Source: BBC News 23 Nov 2004 Minister of Education (Finland) 2004
  11. 11. “The first is improving teaching, developing teachers professionally ….” Source: Straits Times 23 Nov 2010 Secretary of State for Education (Britain) 2010
  12. 12. A good education system depends on high-quality teachers who constantly seek to improve their practice, supported by school leaders and administrators, and resources from departments and agencies within MOE. Minister of Education (Singapore) 2009 Photo: Northlight School
  13. 13. We need to build capacity for teachers themselves to take the lead in professional upgrading. Minister of Education Singapore 2009 Photo: Fuchun Primary School
  14. 14. Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan lesson study around the world
  15. 15. Keys School Manila Junior High School Attached to University of Tsukuba, Japan lesson study around the world from Japan to the rest of the world
  16. 16. Public Research Lesson in Khon Kaen, Thailand
  17. 17. Public Research Lesson in Tokyo, Japan
  18. 18. Public Research Lesson in Las Vegas, USA
  19. 19. PCF Kindergarten Jalan Besar, Singapore Bina Bangsa School, Jakarta, Indonesia school-based lesson study
  20. 20. Overview Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, JapanIn a Nutshell Lesson Study
  21. 21. Stages in Lesson Study Lesson Study adapted for Micro-Teaching in Pre-service Course Photo: National Institute of Education
  22. 22. lesson study what do we do Edgewood Elementary School, New York, USA Scarsdale Teachers Institute, New York, USA teachers discussing learning collaboratively teachers studying learning in action
  23. 23. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision
  24. 24. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision Prepare the school’s vision and mission statement for the first session
  25. 25. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision Prepare a draft of a lesson plan for the first meeting
  26. 26. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision
  27. 27. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision
  28. 28. Identify Professional Learning Goal Plan Lesson Research Lesson Post-Lesson Discussion Lesson Plan Revision
  29. 29. Reference Materials Photo: Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore
  30. 30. www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg Some of us know a bit about lesson study. Some have heard the term but not much else. Some have extensive experience with it. The purpose of the forum is for you to ask any questions you have about lesson study. There is an article on the first things about lesson study at this website.
  31. 31. What Do PLCs Do? • School’s Goals • Subject’s Goals • Ideal Students’ Outcomes • Actual Students’ Outcomes • Identify the Gaps • Identify Professional Learning Goal to Close the Gaps
  32. 32. School’s Vision Subject’s Goals Ideal Students’ Characteristics Actual Students’ Characteristics Gap Professional Learning Goal
  33. 33. Professional Learning Goal Example: To engage children in the through manipulative materials broad but specific Photo: Prof Kiyomi Akita, The University of Tokyo
  34. 34. Lesson Planning Meeting • Select a unit • Select a lesson or more within the unit • Study textbooks • Study other resources • Discuss how the lesson(s) is to be taught
  35. 35. Learning Outcome(s) Task & Key Questions Anticipated Students’ Responses Teacher’s Action Notes
  36. 36. Lesson Study Data • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual Reflections • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal
  37. 37. Photo: Hamanogo Elementary School, Japan
  38. 38. Emphasis on the importance of observing children’s activities in everyday settings. observation Source | Akita, 2013
  39. 39. Listening to children’s animated voices, as music, and appreciating their hearts and minds as the harmony of orchestration. listeningSource | Akita, 2013
  40. 40. Recognizing the significance of young children’s internal minds, their socio-emotional feelings, interests, and motivations. interpretation of their intention and feelingsSource | Akita, 2013
  41. 41. Lesson Study Data • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual Reflections • Individual Observation Notes Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal One Thing I Learnt Today and What Was The Source
  42. 42. Lesson Study Data • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual Reflections • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal One Interesting Thing I Saw During the Lesson My Interpretation of What I Saw One Question I Have Related to This Observation
  43. 43. Lesson Study Data • Maintain a Group File • Take turns to write meeting notes • Lesson Plan Drafts • Individual Reflections • Individual Observation Notes: Summary • Student Data related to Professional Learning Goal
  44. 44. Photos: Prof Kiyomi Akita, The University of Tokyo
  45. 45. Critical Success Factors banhar.yeap@pathlight.org.sg • Learning teams comprising of teachers who are sincere about wanting to learn the complex process of learning • One or more team members is able to synthesize discussion to bring the team from data level to information and knowledge that can be used in everyday teaching • Setting and using research theme to guide all that we do in lesson study.

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