Lesson Study: does it affect activating behaviors of mathematics teachers?

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This study explores the effects of Lesson Study on activating teaching strategies of
mathematics teachers in the context of an interschool Professional Learning Community in
The Netherlands. In Lesson Study research, effects are mostly reported based on selfreporting.
In a case study of three advanced beginners (3 – 6 years of teaching experience),
we explored the effectiveness of Lesson Study by using a mixed-method of observations and
teacher self-reports by means of interviews and questionnaires. Results indicate that two of
three teachers report effects on their teaching. For one of those two teachers the self-reported
effects were also observed. The third teacher does not report effects, nor were effects
observed. Lesson Study seems to affect activating teaching strategies of mathematics teachers,
but not in all cases.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2-Sept-2016
EventWALS 2016 - Exeter UK, Exeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 3-Sept-20165-Sept-2016


ConferenceWALS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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