Developing Lesson Study in Mathematics Education


Lesson Study is a well-known approach originated from Japan for action research in classroom by teachers. It is an effective model for teachers to join their activities to improve their teaching. This approach emphasizes the improvement of students’ mathematical thinking which involves three steps namely Plan-Do-See.

In this course, participants will have opportunity to conduct lesson study in school collaboratively by practising the plan-do-see steps.

  1. Plan: Participants and facilitators work collaboratively to develop lesson plan;
  2. Do: A model teacher implements the lesson plan in a real classroom while others (teachers, headmaster, and facilitators) observes the lesson; and
  3. See: The teacher and observers conduct lesson evaluation and reflection.

Course Contents

  1. Current Issues in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  2. Philosophical and Theoretical Grounds of Mathematics Education
  3. Preparing lesson study activity (Plan)
  4. Implementation of lesson study at school (Do & See)
  5. The use of ICT for mathematics teaching and Learning
  6. Publishing report and designing follow up programme
  7. Understanding SEAMEO Countries Cultures


Course facilitators are experts from SEAQiM, PPPPTK Matematika, and reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.


  1. To provide participants the opportunity to understand lesson study in mathematics education.
  2. To enhance competences of participants in developing lesson study in mathematics education.
  3. To provide participants the opportunity to implement and participate in lesson study activities.
  4. To provide participants the opportunity to become learning researchers in mathematics.


At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  1. explain the concept of lesson study,
  2. implement lesson study,
  3. establish system for the proposed lesson study activities, and
  4. monitor and evaluate lesson study activities.


Participants of the course are about 30 selected mathematics teachers from SEAMEO Member Countries.

Group 1:  Secondary school (year 7 – 12) mathematics teachers

Group 2:  Primary school (year 1 – 6) mathematics teachers

Every course is attended either by  Group 1 or Group 2 participants.


The course runs for 100 hours @45 minutes. The activities during the course constitute of theories and practices.

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