The Implementation of the Lesson Study in Basic Teacher Education: A Research Review

  •  Eurydice-Maria Kanellopoulou    
  •  Maria Darra    


The lesson study is a teaching practice that was first applied to the educational system of Japan. It is a form of classroom research in which teachers cooperatively plan, teach, observe and share the results in a class lesson. The purpose of this study is to review the effectiveness of the implementation of the lesson study in basic teacher education through the review of 29 empirical researches conducted both in Greece and the world over the past decade (2008-2018). In particular, a. the contribution of the lesson study in mobilizing and improving the performance of preservice teachers and b. the attitudes and beliefs of preservice teachers and their educators on the use of this particular teaching approach. The results of the research revealed that lesson study contributes to mobilizing preservice teachers, improving their performance, and developing positive attitudes and beliefs of learners and trainers regarding its use in higher education. There is also a need for further research on the implementation of the lesson study in higher education, mainly in Greece, compared to the international field.

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  • Issn(Print): 1925-4741
  • Issn(Onlne): 1925-475X
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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