On November 11 the case-session “School lesson in the focus of attention” was held within the framework of the XII International Research-to-Practice Conference “Family, School and Community: Thinking and Acting for a Child”.
More than 1000 participants were involved in the work of the session. Hiroyuki Kuno, professor, international expert, one of the founders of the World Association for Lesson Studies (WALS, Japan), was the key speaker.
During the case-session, the speaker provided expert feedback on the participants’ findings during the hands-on activities. Teachers actively interacted in 10 session rooms. Conducting a focused observation of lesson’s fragments and discussing them together allowed to see what skills are necessary for high-quality observation of a lesson, how to construct a reflective analysis, and what methods of interpreting the results are effective.
The results of the research conducted by the Center of Excellence as part of the implementation of the Lesson Study approach in the schools of Kazakhstan were presented. The conclusions and recommendations were announced, and the factors contributing to the changes in teachers’ practice were outlined as well.