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Teachers’ beliefs on the benefit of collaboration in lesson study

Khalid, Madihah and Abdullah, Nor Azura and Kamoludeen, Abdulhameed (2016) Teachers’ beliefs on the benefit of collaboration in lesson study. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 4 (2). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1675-8692

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Abstract

Lesson study is being actively implemented in many countries as one of the continuous professional development programs for school teachers. Since collaboration is an important element of lesson study, it is deemed necessary to investigate teachers’ beliefs about collaboration in lesson study. Data were collected through both qualitative and quantitative methods, where teachers were surveyed via questionnaire, interviewed, observed and asked to keep a journal. Thirty-one teachers and a school administrator were involved. The results showed that most teachers agree with the benefits of lesson study, espeially that it improved cooperation and collegiality. Other benefits include: lesson study provides a platform for sharing collaboratively; knowledge is enhanced in terms of content, pedagogy, student-centered instructions , and curricula – ability to design constructivist lessons. Negative comments were centered around time constraints and heavy workload – leading to absence from shceduled meetings. Overall, the effect of collaboration in lesson study has led to more improved teachers compared to other professional development approaches.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7009/56136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lesson study, teachers’ collaboration, mathematics research lesson, continuous professional development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Depositing User: dr Madihah Khalid
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 16:16
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 10:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56136

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