Lesson Study and Its Potential Application in ELT during the Pandemic
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.071How to use a DOI?
- lesson study, covid-19 pandemic, ELT
This paper intends to explore the potentials of implementing Lesson Study (LS), a teacher professional development program which is originally from Japan and has been spreading and practiced globally especially amid COVID-19, requiring a lot of adaptation in all sectors including education. The benefits of LS are unquestionable as this type of program has been proven to be effective for improving both students learning (through its emphasis on researching its impacts on students’ learning outcomes and use the learning as basis of measuring success of the study) and teacher professional performance (through their participatory and constructive collaboration in planning, implementing and reviewing a lesson). For the teachers, in particular, this program is constructive as it facilitates them to adapt and modify their teaching beliefs and practices in accordance with what has been found to better suit learning of their students. While the procedures and process of implementing LS during the ‘normal’ situation have been clearly formulated, there have been concerns surrounding the implementation of LS in extraordinary circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper will discuss how LS can still potentially be effective to enhance learning, especially in foreign language teaching. It starts with reviews of the general information about LS, which includes its definition, benefits and challenges in the teaching and learning process in the normal contexts. The subsequent part presents how the pandemic shapes the new contexts of learning in educational institutions, which is then followed by careful examination of possible adaptation of procedures and activities in conducting LS during this pandemic, including in ELT.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Amin PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/26 TI - Lesson Study and Its Potential Application in ELT during the Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Education and Social Science (ACCESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 189 EP - 192 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210525.071 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.071 ID - Amin2021 ER -