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Development of Web-based Japanese Lesson Study Program “eLESSER”

, Shiga University, Japan ; , Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan ; , , The University of Tokyo, Japan ; , Okayama University, Japan ; , The University of Tokyo, Japan

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Japanese lesson study as led by teachers themselves has hitherto served to contribute to the professional development of Japanese teachers. The other hand, lesson study has become difficult to perform in recent years in Japan. Factors that have been noted as reasons are the space and time limitations inherent in lesson study. To overcome this situation, the authors have developed a Web-based lesson study program, called the “eLESSER” (LESson Study practitionER) program. h Four teachers participated in using the eLESSER program. Of these, two experts designed the lessons, implemented them, commented on the lessons, and discussed the lessons amongst themselves. The other two novices observed the particulars of the activities of the experts using the Web. From the evaluation by these four teachers, the eLESSER program is thought to have been 1) different from the lesson study experienced up to that time by the teachers, and 2) effective as a novel scheme for lesson study.


Suzuki, M., Nagata, T., Nishimori, T., Mochizuki, T., Kasai, T. & Nakahara, J. (2006). Development of Web-based Japanese Lesson Study Program “eLESSER”. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2898-2905). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2019 from .


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