A unique opportunity to learn from lesson study and mathematics expert, Professor Akihiko Takahashi


Two exciting lesson study events in December to explore the Japanese approach to problem solving in mathematics, lesson study as a tool to improve teaching and learning, and the role of the Koshi.

About Professor Akihiko Takahashi

 Mathematics educator Dr. Akihiko Takahashi is a Specially-Appointed Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University in Tokyo Japan and an Associate Professor of mathematics education at DePaul University in the United States. He has served as Visiting Professor at National Institute of Education in Singapore, National Science University Malaysia, and Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Professor Takahashi is the one of the world leading authors of research on Japanese lesson study. He has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters and given over 50 presentations and keynotes at conferences and workshops in Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippine, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, and United States and is uniquely placed to write about Lesson Study as he became a leading lesson study teacher during his teaching career in Japan, and still teaches public lessons around the world. ​

Japanese problem solving in maths: enhancing teaching and learning through lesson study – Monday 4 December

This event will explore Japanese problem solving and how lesson study shapes teacher professional development in mathematics. Professor Takahashi will outline the Japanese approach to teaching mathematics and give an overview of lesson study as a professional development approach. Participants will have opportunities to engage in formal post-lesson discussion focusing on Japanese mathematics and problem solving. Discussion will be informed by video of Professor Takahashi teaching groups of English speaking pupils. He will also present a model for managing lesson study at whole school level. Participants may find the day particularly valuable if they are able to work with a colleague(s) from their school.

Date: Monday 4 December, 9:30 am to 4pm
Venue: The University of  Manchester, Ellen Wilkinson building
Cost: £100 per participant

Exploring the role of the Koshi in lesson study – Tuesday 5 December

This event is for experienced lesson study practitioners and those with mathematical expertise to explore the role of the Koshi in Japanese lesson study and to develop the skills to support lesson study in a commentator/facilitator role. Participants will observe a live research lesson and experience the possible approach a Koshi might take. This event is targeted at mathematics leaders, lead teachers, SLEs, consultants, advisers and academics.

Date: Tuesday 5 December,9:30 am to 4pm
Venue: St Mary’s School, Adscombe St, Manchester, M16 7AQ
Cost: £100 per participant

To book your place email:Sludlam@aggs.bfet.uk
For more information:rosa.archer@manchester.ac.uk