The conference brought together practitioners and researchers from around the world in order to share their knowledge, understanding and experience in conducting LESSON STUDY, as a form of research-based practice.
The conference was a really international event for researchers, university teachers, school teachers, legislators, since they could share their knowledge with each other. The conference was attended by over 500 delegates from 39 countries. Various sessions were divided by themes, such as learning in school, primary school; special needs and inclusive education; a wide range of educational development within LESSON STUDY.
Sessions were held in the form of joint meetings with the performances of well-known researchers, presentations of works; mini-symposia; workshops and poster presentations. Among the well-known scientists at the conference were: Prof. Kiomi Akita (Tokyo, Japan); Dr. Peter Dudley (UK); Professor Katherine Lewis (California, USA) and Professor Andy Hagrivz (Boston, USA). The delegation from Kazakhstan consisted of nine members (six from the Center of Excellence and three from Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Astana) and presented the following papers at the conference: 1. Liliya Zhurba (CoE, Kokshetau) spoke on: “A Distance Learning Programme For Teachers In Kazakhstan: Introducing Lesson Study as a Training Model.” 2. Zukhra Idrisheva (CoE, Astana,) and Zhibek Abdramanova (CoE Kyzylorda branch) spoke on: “The Impact of Lesson Study on School Culture.” 3. Yuliya Melnikova (CoE, Pavlodar) “Constructing The Research Question in Lesson Study.” 4. Tatyana Mashinets and Zhadyra Seyssenbayeva (Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Astana) spoke on: “Conducting Lesson Study in the International Baccalaureate: the Subject Areas of English and Kazakh.” 5. Arman Imansharipova (Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Astana) spoke on: “Using Lesson Study as a Means of Innovation in the Kazakh Education System.” These contributions were warmly received by the conference participants. In particular, Professor Janos Gyori of Hungary said that he was very interested in the reforms taking place in Kazakhstani education. He observed that the reform programme has received strong governmental support and has become one of the main areas of social policy. Back to the list