How learning study turns teachers into researchers

Mun Ling FUNG-LO

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Shared professional knowledge For teaching to be respected as a profession, teachers must take an action research approach to teaching and generate professional knowledge that can be shared. In a learning study, three parties are involved: students, teachers and researchers, and a learning study aims at the learning of all of them. This paper focuses on the learning of teachers and argues that teachers are the main researchers in a learning study, and learning study helps teachers to become researchers. The process of learning study is examined to identify the critical features that promote this kind of learning, and to show evidence that this is indeed happening. The kinds of knowledge generated in this process are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


Lo, M. L. (2012, November). How learning study turns teachers into researchers. Paper presented at The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) Conference 2012: Challenging practice enhancing partnerships nurturing the child, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


  • Learning study
  • Action research
  • Teachers as researchers


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