Sharing Experience of doing Lesson Study: What is going oninMalaysia? AP Dr LIM Chap Sam School of Educational Studies Universiti Sains Malaysia firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson study projects in Malaysia:* Since when and How many?*What have we done?
1st Lesson Study project (2004-5) Two secondary schools in Kedah, 16 mathematics teachers, positive feedback 4
APEC Tsukuba International Conference "Innovative Teaching Mathematicsthrough Lesson Study“ at Tokyo, Japan (2006 ) 5
APEC Tsukuba International Conference "Innovative Teaching Mathematicsthrough Lesson Study“ at Tokyo, Japan (2006 ) 5 years project: Year 1: Jan-Jun 2006 -- promoting good practice through Lesson Study Year 2: Dec 2006- August 2007 -- focus on mathematical thinking Year 3: 2008 -- focus on communication in mathematics Year 4: 2009 -- focus on evaluation/assessment Year 5: 2010 -- focus on integration 6
Promoting Lesson Study in Malaysia: 2006 February APEC project phase I– LS group in a residential school, focus on good practices
2007 APEC project II: focus on mathematical thinking One SJKC in Penang – 2 classes, 8 mathematics teachers
Innovative Use of GSP through Lesson Study Collaboration (2007-8) Set up 3 Lesson Study groups in 3 secondary schools; Result: a book of experience sharing, a CD of GSP sketches and an example of Lesson Study cycle (movie)
2008: Innovations for teaching and learning primary mathematics through lesson study focusing on mathematical thinking and communication A collaboration between SEAMEO-RECSAM and PPIP, USM 10 Lesson Study groups in 10 Primary schools in Penang
Lesson study projects in Malaysia:How many? • Since 2004-2009, there are at least • 10 primary schools and • 5 secondary schools • in Penang and Kedah participated in Lesson Study projects. Also 1 secondary and 1 primary school in Miri Sarawak. • - Two PhD + 1 Med students graduated/graduating.
Issues and Challenges of Lesson Study Time Commitment Administrative supports
Future plans African-Asia dialogue, 22-26 March 2010, Penang, Malaysia Proposal for collaboration projects among A-A countries: Title: Promoting collaborative teaching culture through Lesson Study: Focus on developing student thinking in four major school subjects.
Objectives of the Project • to promote collaborative teaching culture among teachers in low performing schools through setting up lesson study groups. These Lesson Study group will provide a platform for teacher discussion and reflection on their teaching practices. Through peer support and collaboration, teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge could be improved. • This project focuses on promoting student thinking in four major school subjects (Malay language, English, Mathematics and Science) through ways of professional development such as Lesson Study.
The Plan • The project collaborators: USM, SEAMEO-RECSAM, MOE, State Education Department, Majlis Guru Cemerlang, primary Schools. • The Lesson Study team in each school will consist of: • school administrator: Head master, senior assistant, department head; • Subject teachers • External adviser – either Guru Cemerlang, lecturer, JPN officer, postgraduate students/teachers with LS experience
The procedure • 1. Workshop/seminar : aims to introduce Lesson Study concepts to all Lesson Study team members i.e. school administrators; subject teachers; Guru Cemerlang, lecturer, JPN officer, postgraduate students; • An open class demonstration of Lesson Study will also be given in the seminar to provide examples. • 2. Lesson Study cycles in schools – • Continuous monitoring and support by external advisers; • 3. A series of workshops – • aims to provide inputs that promote student thinking (e.g. mathematical thinking, scientific thinking and literacy0 • 4 Year end conference: aims to disseminate research products (e.g. lesson plans + video lessons + teaching aids); sharing of experiences and reflections among teachers/Lesson Study team members
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