Facilitating a lesson study team to adopt an inquiry stance

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A successful ingredient in lesson study is the adoption of an inquiry stance among teachers in their lesson study cycles. An inquiry stance is an open and critical way of looking, aimed at deeper insights. In this chapter, we want to illustrate that a facilitator can play a useful role in lesson study teams with teachers who have little experience with an inquiry stance. There are two roles for facilitators to promote the inquiry stance of teachers: first, by creating a safe climate, and second, by guiding participants through the process. Examples will be provided of how these roles can be performed by the facilitator during lesson study. Teachers with an inquiry stance will ultimately be better able to develop professionally and improve their teaching in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStepping up Lesson Study
Subtitle of host publicationAn educator's guide to deeper learning
EditorsAki Murata, Christine Kim-Eng Lee
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis group
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003002536
ISBN (Print)9780367433390, 9780367433383
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameWALS-Routledge Lesson Study Series


  • lesson study

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