Developing Lesson Study in Mathematics Education


Lesson Study is a well-known approach originated from Japan for action research in the 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 the 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.


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

  1. explain the concept of lesson study in mathematics education;
  2. develop lesson study process in mathematics education;
  3. implement and participate in lesson study activity in mathematics education.

Course Contents 

  1. Current Issues in Mathematics Education
  2. Concepts and Principles of Lesson Study
  3. Value of Lesson Study: Enhancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  4. Innovative Learning in Mathematics Education
  5. Mathematics in Context
  6. Hypothetical Learning Trajectory
  7. Establishing and Sustaining Lesson Study Processes
  8. Learning and Observation Perspectives in Lesson Study
  9. Post-Lesson Discussion and Its Level
  10. Problem Solving Approach
  11. Designing Instructions based on Cognitive Load Theory
  12. Exemplary Lesson Plan, Teaching Material, Worksheet, and Evaluation Sheet
  13. Mathematical Thinking
  14. Selected Topics in Primary School Mathematics
  15. Exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Activities
  16. Developing Lesson Plan
  17. Peer-teaching 
  18. Real-teaching  
  19. Reflection  
  20. Writing Group Report 
  21. Pre- and Post-test 
  22. Designing Individual Action Plan


Course facilitators are specialists and experts from SEAQiM, national or international educational institutions, as well as reputable universities in Indonesia and abroad.


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


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

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