Invitation to Share Lesson Study Work and Outputs in Poster or Oral Communication Presentation for the 2nd National Convention on Lesson Study

7-9 May 2020

Theme: Opportunities for Learning in Lesson Study Practice

We encourage participants who are practitioners and researchers of lesson study to communicate and share their work or lesson study output relevant to the theme of the conference. The presentations may be in short oral communication or poster form depending on what they think is the best medium to communicate and share their work.

Content of this page

  • Guidelines for submission of abstract
  • Guidelines for oral communication
  • Guidelines for poster presentations
  • Suggested structure for reporting research lesson

Guidelines for submission of abstract

In order for your LS work and output to be considered, you will need to submit an abstract describing what your work is about and what you intend to communicate in the poster or in short oral communication.

What needs to be included in the abstract.

  • . The purpose/goal/objective/research questions addressed and the rationale or background information of the study
  • The design or method of the investigation
  • Results/significant findings
  • Implication of the result/findings to teaching/learning/research/others
  • Recommendation

If an abstract is accepted and the presenter does not register, the abstract will be withdrawn.

Authors submitting abstracts for presentation in poster or short oral communication should consider the following:

  1. The abstract should not be less than 250 words but not more than 350 words.
  2. Notifications of receipt and acceptance of abstract will be sent to the communicating authors.
  3. All presenters must pay the registration fee for the conference.
  4. If an abstract is accepted and the presenter does not register, the abstract will be withdrawn.

The deadline for submission is 15 March 2020 but we encourage you to submit earlier. The notice of acceptance will be sent on 30 March 2020 or earlier.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

Each accepted presentation is given 20 minutes inclusive of open forum. The presenter is given an option to allocate 20 minutes for oral communication and for open forum.

The presenter may opt to bring their own laptop or notebook for use during the presentation.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

  1. The posters will be exhibited on 7-9 May 2020.
  2. The maximum recommended size for the poster is 4 feet (height) by 3 feet (width).
  3. The registration staff will indicate the poster display area. Each presenter will be assigned a number corresponding to designated display board.
  4. Posters should be set up in the morning of 7 May 2020 or in the afternoon of 6 May 2020.
  5. At least one author must be present during the poster viewing.
  6. The poster should meet the following criteria:

      • The poster should include the following: title, name and affiliation of the authors with the name of the corresponding presenter underlined.
      • The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.
      • The text should be in a large enough font size (~20 point) to be read easily from a (~ 4 ft), single spaced. It should also be concise enough to be read within 10 minutes.
      • Section headings should be at least 36-point font size, boldface.
      • Illustrations (photos, charts, graphs, etc.) and tables with proper legends and labels should be visible from a distance (around 5 x 7 feet).
      • The poster should be displayed in a logical sequence (introduction/rationale development/content, conclusion).

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  • Although not required, presenters may bring printed copies of their data/paper. You may also provide sign-up sheets for attendees who may request for additional information.

Suggested Structure for Reporting your Research Lesson in Poster or Oral Communication

I. Title:

II. Rationale and background

(Some guide questions you need to address here)

  • What is your long-term goal for the students? That is, what do you want learners to know, be able to do and be in math or science class?
  • Why did you choose to do a lesson study on this topic? What is the problem with this topic? In what way is it difficult for you teach or for your learners to learn (Be specific)?
  • What is your usual way of teaching this topic?
  • What is/are your proposed solution to the issue/problem you identified? Why do you think your solution will work?)

III. Feature of the research lesson

  1. What is new in the lesson you are proposing (new way of teaching, materials, etc – that which you want to know/understand/find out/research through the lesson study?
  2. Brief description of key task or activity (in table for: title, what it offers or contribution towards understanding the subject matter or addressing the goals/objectives)

Task or description of task/ activity/ question Features of this task that you think address the goal or
contribute in the attainment of the objective/goal

IV. Brief description of your lesson study activity

(Planning meeting, how many revisions and
implementation, what were revised/improved and why, challenges encountered and
how they were addressed)

V. Result of your lesson study

(This should address III #1)

VI. Reflections (Insights and learnings)

(What did you learn and realize preferably
in each process of the lesson study: planning, implementing and observing, post
lesson analysis and reflection)

VII. School and Names of the LS team members.

You may also
provide copies of lesson plan during the convention just in case some
participants ask for it.

Submit your abstract