Special Seminar Series on:
PLANNING AND STUDYING MATHEMATICAL LESSONS: |
INTERNATIONAL, COLLEGE, AND SCHOOL PERSPECTIVES
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in |
Science Center 317,
One Oxford Street, Cambridge
| December 5, 2001: || Jane Gorman |
Education Development Center, Inc
"Japanese Lesson Study: Polishing the Stone."
Description: Picture the ideal of our profession:
a master teacher teaching a masterful
lesson. How does this teacher become a master?
How is this masterful lesson created? What makes
this lesson so good? In Japan, the quest for
answers to these questions is centered in a
process called Lesson Study or "jugyou kenkyuu."
This seminar will be an opportunity to learn about
Japanese lesson study. What is it? How does it
work in Japan? What has lesson study been likened
to "polishing the stone"? Why do Japanese teachers
do it? Why are American mathematics teachers
interested in it, even though they know the
difficulty of transplanting ideas from one culture
to another? What is happening in the U.S. around
lesson study? What local experiments are underway?
What local opportunities are emerging?
Planned Upcoming Events
December 12, 2001: JANE GORMAN, Education Development Center, Inc.
"Lesson Study: The Work Begins"
College and school faculty interested in forming
"lesson study groups" are especially encouraged
to attend these seminars. For more information
contact Daniel Goroff at firstname.lastname@example.org.