The lecture, "Reforming Lesson Study in Japan: Theories of Action for Schools as Learning Communities", elucidates the formation and development of theories of action in school reforms for Schools as Learning Communities (SLC) during ten years from its inception in 1998 in select Japanese elementary schools, junior high schools, and one secondary school.
While growing international interest in Japanese lesson study is in pursuit of a standard lesson study, Suzuki, Associate Professor of Institute for Liberal Arts, offers a unique perspective into school reforms for SLC and how they resisted the standardization of lesson study out of concerns that it would limit a teacher's autonomous judgment and choice.
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (PST)
Friday, September 29, 2023, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. (JST)
University of California, Berkeley and Zoom Webinar
Tokyo Tech Students, Faculty and Staff, the general public
UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tokyo Tech Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA), Tokyo Tech ANNEX Berkeley
Update : September 6, 2023