The critical role of task development in lesson study

Doig, Brian, Groves, Susie and Fujii, Toshiakira 2011, The critical role of task development in lesson study. In Hart, Lynn C., Alston, Alice S. and Murata, Aki (ed), Lesson study research and practice in mathematics education, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp.181-199.

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Title The critical role of task development in lesson study
Author(s) Doig, BrianORCID iD for Doig, Brian
Groves, Susie
Fujii, Toshiakira
Title of book Lesson study research and practice in mathematics education
Editor(s) Hart, Lynn C.
Alston, Alice S.
Murata, Aki
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 18
Total chapters 26
Start page 181
End page 199
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Summary While many aspects of Lesson Study are characteristic of effective pedagogy, the task or problem is perhaps the least understood by non-Japanese adopters of Lesson Study. In this chapter we focus on the pivotal rôle played by the task in the Research Lessons of Lesson Study practice in Japanese primary school mathematics. The metaphor adopted is that tasks are akin to icebergs, where most of the support is hidden, and is used in order to raise awareness of the bases of effective tasks. Examples of such tasks are described as they were presented in classrooms in both Australia and Japan.
ISBN 9789048199419
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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