What makes lesson study powerful professional learning?

Classrooms are busy places. Teachers make up to 30% more decisions in their lives than other professionals. Alone in their classroom, a teacher may see only five per cent of pupil interactions. Lesson study helps slow lessons down. You can see much more. You can improve, innovate and transfer practice more effectively.

Watch this video from the Networked Research Lesson Study project. This is a useful introduction to Lesson Study and provides a summary from teachers and school leaders about why it is a powerful professional learning process.

You can also find video clips of primary literacy and primary mathematics lesson studies on this site.


With thanks to Professor Charles Desforges, Dr Jeff Jones (CfBT), Corina Seal, David Hall, Janner Herd, Julian Endersby, Julie McGraine, Hilary Frances and the contributing staff from the following networks:

North East Schools Based Thinking for Learning NLC

SE Sussex CfBT Research Lessons Network

Redbridge NLC

South Essex NLC

BHEK Leadership for Learning Community

Thame Partnership NLC