On March 26th-27th, 2018, the workshop under the title «Development of research thinking through the implementation of Lesson Study. Observation, Transcription and Lesson Analysis” with the participation of Toshiya Chichibu, a researcher at the National Institute for Educational Policy Studies (Japan, Tokyo), was held for 60 trainers of the Center of Excellence (hereinafter referred as the Center) and its branches. The purpose is to increase the effectiveness of the Kazakhstani project on implementation of Lesson Study approach in secondary schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Besides the trainers of the Center, employees of the Regional State Budgetary Institution of Additional Professional Education «Altai Regional Institute for Advanced Training of Educators», who arrived on an exchange visit to the Center, took part in the workshop. The teachers of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools of the city of Astana also joined the workshop.
During the workshop, the participants got acquainted with the culture of the Japanese model of Lesson Study, the methods of conducting the research of the lesson, the rules for observing and transcribing the lesson. The methods of data collection, time history, seating of observers were actively discussed.
Within the framework of the visit to Kazakhstan, Toshiya Chichibu is going to visit Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, the International School and two secondary schools (school-lyceum No. 72 of Astana city and Economic Lyceum), where the lessons will be observed and discussion with teachers will be held.
The cooperation of the Center with Toshija Chichibu began in 2013. Within three months that year, Toshiya Chichibu conducted practical workshops and trainings on the implementation of Lesson Study for Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools teachers and teachers of secondary schools in 11 regions of the country. As a result of this work, jointly with the staff of the Center, a «Handbook for teachers on implementation Lesson Study» was published.