Using Lesson Study to Assess Student Thinking in Science

  • Dotger, sharon (Syracuse University), Moquin, Kevin (Syracuse University), Hammond K
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Abstract

Teachers examine fourth-grade students’ understandings of magnetism through the use of science notebooks. Decisions about student learning outcomes, lesson design, and assessments are derived from the use of a Japanese lesson study approach. Lesson study leads the team through a process which includes a live research lesson with observers who gather extensive data on the lesson and outcomes. This forms a cycle of continuous improvement in all aspects of teaching.

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  • Kathleen Dotger, sharon (Syracuse University), Moquin, Kevin (Syracuse University), Hammond

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