Exploring lesson study through knowledge management

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This presentation will address the topic of Lesson Study, a famous curriculum management approach in Japan, which has been adopted in educational systems around the world to improve teaching and thus, ultimately, the depth and quality of student understanding. This presentation will explore the tacit and explicit knowledge convention and creation processes in Japanese Lesson Study by using Nonaka and Tateuchi’s (1995) SECI knowledge creation model as the theoretical framework. Besides providing a description of Japanese Lesson Study from the perspective of the SECI model, the presentation will explore the system’s effects on cultivating positive school cultures, and teacher autonomy, and on managing subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for school improvement. Unpacking the mechanism of the knowledge management process and practices could assist teachers and educators in contextualising Japanese Lesson Study to their school cultures. Copyright © 2018 5th International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences (ICEPS 2018) All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


Cheng, E. C. K. (2018, January). Exploring lesson study through knowledge management. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences (ICEPS 2018), Seoul, South Korea.


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