NISMED spearheads Lesson Study in the Philippines

20 Jul
lesson study

Documenting a research lesson implementation

Lesson study is a teacher-led professional development model where a group of classroom teachers work collaboratively to plan and design a lesson and study student learning by systematic inquiry. In lesson study, teachers are engaged in critical, creative, and collaborative work in developing and researching a lesson through a “design-implement-reflect-revise” cycle until it reaches a form which they believe is exemplary. The main goal is not to develop a ‘perfect’ lesson but to make the development of an exemplary lesson a context for studying student learning. Since 2006, UP NISMED has been actively promoting lesson study as a model of professional development for mathematics and science teachers.

Lesson study started in Japan in 1872 and since then has been the primary professional development activity of their teachers. Lesson study is now becoming popular among the teachers in the US as well as in other countries. For instance, the World Association of Lesson Study (WALS), which attracts participants from all over the world, has been holding an annual conference on lesson study since 2007. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has also been holding international conferences and symposia for promoting lesson study especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. – Erlina R. Ronda


Posted by on July 20, 2012 in Lesson study training


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8 responses to “NISMED spearheads Lesson Study in the Philippines

  1. Julito Aligaen

    February 13, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    i would just like to inquire: How does Lesson Study related to defers from SBTP-School based Training Program of Deped piloted by JICA. Thanks.

    • vim

      September 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Sir Aligaen, i attended on One-Day Seminar about Lesson Study at SEAMEO-RECSAM Malaysia, this process is an innovation however, it is a big challenge to engage co-educators in a group. But this would be an new here in the Philippines

      • Julito

        January 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        That is not new to the Philippines, if you come across the program in DepEd especially in the regions of VI and XI the SBTP (School Based Training Program) piloted by JICA and DepEd we in the 2004 If I was not mistaken and until now it is being practice. I think the problem was that it was not documented properly or if documented there was no publication release related on this, so don’t be confuse of Lesson Study as New in the Philippines because we are supposedly ahead on this under the program SBTP.

      • Erlina Ronda

        January 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        The SBTP was properly documented. In fact, there’s a video that shows how the planning, implementation, and post lesson discussion were done under that project and that’s how we know the SBTP did not do a lesson study but a different one. It was based on lesson study, yes.

      • Julito

        January 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        I have no problem with it actually, because both have also synthetical problems “No one size fits all” just if you can meet education supervisors I think even in Makati, but to be sure region XI, because I was there for 12 years. I can even provide you names and the (JICA officer) Japanese involved I can only remember Mr. Nakai. Its so bias if I have to justify it, I think its good to do inquiry with them. Thanks.

        This is our synthesis about lesson study:

  2. dhada remo

    June 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    are there any other scheduled trainings or seminars available


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