Lesson Study: Using Classroom Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
|UW-L Author:||Bill Cerbin, Ph.D.
Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning
|Publisher:||Stylus Publishing, LLC|
Cerbin, Bill. Lesson Study: Using Classroom Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011.
… Lesson Study: Using Classroom Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is the first book about lesson study for higher education. Based on the idea that the best setting in which to examine teaching is where it takes place on a daily basis—the lecture hall, seminar room, studio, lab, and the online classroom management system – lesson study involves several instructors jointly designing, teaching, studying, and refining an individual class lesson in order to explore student learning problems, observe how students learn, and analyze how their instruction affects student learning and thinking. The primary purpose is to help teachers better understand how to support student learning and thinking. By observing how students learn through lesson study teachers can improve their own teaching and build knowledge that can be used by other teachers to improve their practice.
About the Author
Bill Cerbin is professor of psychology and Director of the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In 1998 and 2003 he was a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In 2003 he founded the Lesson Study Project which trains and supports college teachers to improve their teaching and student learning through the practice of lesson study. In addition to lesson study, his current work focuses broadly on exploring how students learn