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Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:45

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH LS IN MÁLAGA, SPAN?

A blog by Dr Neomi Peña Trapero

In Málaga, LS research focuses on virtuality in order to develop the practical thinking of teachers through analysis of knowledge-in-action. LS has proven to be a privileged series of strategies in making knowledge –which by nature is unconscious and automatic– visible by promoting self-observation and contrasted analysis of classroom life. The confidence which the cooperative process generates over a prolonged period of joint investigation and experimentation gives students the security necessary to deal with radical changes in different teaching contexts.

At Málaga University, LS forms part of our research in both initial and in-service training (Practicum and other subjects where students develop actual “Learning and Service” projects). In both cases, our approach deals with students' needs and interests using alternative pedagogical models.

The main goal of our research is twofold. Firstly, to identify the virtuality of each phase of LS in order to promote theorisation of practice and experimentation of theory as key areas in reconstructing practical knowledge. Secondly, to develop the role of LS methodological advisers, as researchers who accompany teachers and trainees and help them take up this methodology.

Finally, it is worth noting that our research group is helping to disseminate LS by including it in University contexts in Latin America: as a core aspect of the Pedagogical Model at Universidad Nacional de Educación (Ecuador), and as part of teaching practice at Normal Veracruzana school and Veracruz University through a research project with funding for four years (Xalapa, Mexico).

University of Malaga LS team
Pérez Gómez, Á.I., Soto Gómez, E., Serván Núñez, M.J., Peña Trapero, N., Caparrós Vida, R. y Rodríguez Robles, C.

Monday, 18 January 2016 13:40

LSUK Handbook in German

Would like to read Pete Dudley's Lesson Study Handbook in German? Get it here: http://lessonstudy.co.uk/2016/01/german-translation-of-the-lesson-study-handbook-is-now-available-to-download-for-free/ 

The international mathematics education journal ZDM has published an article by Dr. Akihiko Takahashi and Dr Thomas McDougal on lesson study. The article is freely available at Collaborative Lesson Research: Maximising the Impact of Lesson Study

The Indoneisa Lesson Study Association (ALSI) is holding their 7th International Conference on Lesson Study on 24 - 26 November 2016 at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). The first call for papers will go out in January 2016. Further information can be found at www.alsi.icls.net and www.umm.ac.id

 

 

 

 

The 59th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) meets June 19-22, 2015 at Naruto University of Education, Japan on the theme: Challenging Disparities in Education. The call for papers closes 15 February. Please visit: http://2015icet.org