This site was set up by Pete Dudley. Pete is often seen as the person who has introduced Lesson Study (LS) to the UK. He conducted his first lesson study in 2001 and later ran the national Lesson Study pilot from 2003-5. This was cross phase and funded by the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme, the National College for School Leadership and CfBT.
Pete is responsible for raising achievement and aspiration in the London Borough of Camden as well as honorary visiting Professor of Education at Leicester University. He has conducted extensive research on LS at the University of Cambridge and promoted professional learning through LS in thousands of schools during his 4 years as Director of the government's Primary National Strategy. His research on teacher learning in lesson study was runner up in the 2012 British Educational Research Association doctoral research of the year award. The findings are published in Teaching and Teacher Education. (You can link to it from a blog posting on this site). He has also written practical guides for teachers and schools leaders and advised governments. Pete's 'Lesson Study: a handbook' is available as a free download from this site in several languages.
Pete has supported Lesson Study research programmes at the Universities of Leicester, Exeter, Queen's Belfast and Bethlehem, Palestine. He and Jean Lang are now leading a LS development and research programme in the London Borough of Camden with Cambridge University. Pete also advises organisations such as the Teacher Development Trust, the Centre for the Use of Research Evidence in Education (CUREE), and the Education Endowment Funded 'Edge Hill University Lesson Study Program' and Edge Hill's 'Every Child Counts' and 'Every Child a Reader' programmes.
In addition to Palestine, Pete's international work with Lesson Study has been in Singapore, Hong Kong, Chile and the US. He is Honorary General Secretary of the World Association of Lesson Studies and is on the editorial board of the International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies (Emerald). You can link to these organisations from this site.Follow lessonstudyuk