Titel: A first time lesson study that turned into a learning study

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an implemented lesson study (LS) in English as a second language course for 11-year-old students in the fifth grade. The aim of the research lesson was to learn how to describe a person systematically. 

Design/methodology/approach – Two LS cycles in two different classes were conducted and evaluated using systematic observation, case student interviews and student feedback. The data were analysed by the involved teacher team and the mentor.

Findings – The  study  shows  that  and  how  LS  and  variation  theory  promotes  theory-based lesson preparation and postprocessing as well as team orientation among teachers without LS experience. Second, the lesson data show how elements of variation theory lead to a significant improvement in student learning activity.

Originality/value – This paper provides insights how teachers apply a first time LS and variation theory and how this effects student learning positively.

Schlagworte: Learning study, Lesson study, Variation theory, English as a second language, Second language learning, Teachers perspective
Publikationstyp: Beitrag in Zeitschrift (Autorenschaft)
Erscheinungsdatum: 04.10.2019 (Online)
Erschienen in: International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies
International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies
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Erscheinungsdatum: 04.10.2019
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eISSN: 2046-8253
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Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung
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Österreich - Tirol
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