Deborah Lynn Sorton Larssen, Nina Helgevold, Phil Wood, Wasyl Cajkler
This book explores the use of lesson study within the context of initial teacher education. The lesson study process is broken down into its main components and these elements are discussed with references to the specific needs of practitioners, educators and researchers in initiating and developing
lesson study in teacher education.Lesson Study in Initial Teacher Education highlights the importance of embedding lesson study within initial teacher education programmes, including building partnerships, making time to carry out collaborative inquiries using lesson study, and frameworks for
reporting on lesson study projects. Written by a group of researcher practitioners with extensive experience in developing and managing lesson study in initial teacher education programmes, this book presents a critical overview of the principles and practices at the core of developing collaborative
inquiry amongst those being educated to become teachers.
By outlining an innovative framework to support professional learning classroom-based research, this book will prove invaluable for researchers, administrators and leaders in teacher education.
Mobile technologies can facilitate different kinds of learning, in a range of contexts. They can also enable innovative and powerful ways of participating in collaborative learning. This book examines the ways in which mobile technologies may contribute to, change, or disrupt literacy learning in
children up to the age of twelve. Also explored is the impact mobile technologies may have on literacy definitions and practices; learning environments; student, parent and teacher roles and interactions; power relations in education; and social and material interactions.
Contributing authors include eminent researchers and innovative practitioners from around the world, who share their insights on the possible roles of mobile technologies in literacy practices and education. This book explores how educators might harness mobile technologies to equip literacy
learners for the 21st century, as well as considering how mobile technologies may help to enhance access to quality literacy education for children in developing countries.