WALS PhD/ECR community

In 2021-2022, Stéphane Clivaz and Tijmen Schipper left the committee. Their places were taken by Mona Holmqvist from Sweden and Nomvuyo Thobela from South Africa. Later in 2022, due to a heavy workload Mona Holmqvist decided to stop too, and David Sekao, also from South Africa, graciously took her seat to serve the Phd/ECR committee. Per 1st of January 2023, Sui Lin Goei was appointed Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies; her seat will be taken by Jongsung Kim of Japan.

Despite all the changes, the Phd/ECR committee has launched some interesting initiatives. The committee has facilitated and supported the organisation of the Phd/ECR day of the WALS 2022 in Kuala Lumpur. Keynote speeches amongst others were given by Tina Dahlian from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia and also group work was organised in which articles were discussed.

During 2021-2022, we received high-quality submissions for our call for papers for a Special Issue: Emerging Voices in Lesson Studies in collaboration with the International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies. Five papers came through the peer review process and the Special Issue will be published this coming March 2023. A webinar will be organised to promote the Special Issue on the 8th of April 2023. Three authors will be showcasing their work.

Another interesting initiative is the Lesson Study Café, The first one was held on 11th of February and the Café was facilitated by Nomvuyo Thobela. The aim of the Lesson Study Café is to create an open and safe space for PhD students and ECRs to share their research/ studies, talk with researchers from different institutions around the world, and learn about new research, tools, and techniques that might be relevant to their work. The next Lesson Study Café will happen in 21st March 2023.

In this session, Laurie Jacques from University College London, UK, will be discussing her recently completed PhD study, which focused on developing a model of lesson study to explore teachers' construction of design principles and pedagogical practices as they worked collaboratively to explore a novel form of mathematics task.

Join Laurie for an insightful session to explore:

  • What does the model of lesson study look like for your study?
  • What influenced the design of your lesson study model?
  • What theoretical framework underpins your interpretation of lesson study?
  • How do you analyse your data, collected from lesson study?
Date/Time: 21st March, 19:00 (CET); 18:00 (UK), South Africa (20:00)

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Register now to secure your spot at the Second LS Café at https://tally.so/r/mVGPzM

With these initiatives we hope that the Phd/ECR community will continue to flourish and grow.

Sui Lin Goei, Shirley Tan, David Sekao and Nomvuyo Thobela.