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Using Lesson Study and Four-Column Lesson Planning with Preservice Teachers

Michael Matthews, Christopher Hlas, Teresa Finken 

March 2009, Volume 102, Issue 7, Page 504

Four-column lesson planning, an adaptation of lesson study, for preservice secondary school teachers. Four-column plans, an integral part of Japanese lesson study, have been less emphasized in the United States. This article presents study results indicating how these teachers were affected by this lesson study adaptation: They were more student centered and valued collaboration more than before the lesson study.

Grades 9-12
Professional Development / Teacher Education