The development of learning study in Hong Kong as a powerful tool for teachers' professional learning and factors that lead to its success

Mun Ling FUNG-LO

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of Learning Study in Hong Kong and analyses the factors that lead to the success and ready acceptance of Learning Study by the school community in Hong Kong. The paper first describes how Lesson Study, as described by Stigler and Hiebert, was brought into the Hong Kong context through a three year project in 2000. It was then further developed and renamed Learning Study to differentiate it from the Japanese Lesson Study. The potential of Learning Study as a powerful tool for teachers' professional development was quickly recognized. Two subsequent projects led to the adoption of Learning Study by over 100 primary and secondary schools in a matter of four years. The success of Learning Study in Hong Kong will be analysed under the following factors: methodology, partnership with higher education institutions, positioning, reform context and culture, and dissemination strategy. Its contributions to pre-service education, teachers' continuing development, research and development in education, and also to improving the status of the profession as a whole are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Hong Kong
teacher
learning
education
research and development
primary school
secondary school
acceptance
profession
reform
methodology
school
community

Citation

Lo, M. L. (2004, November). The development of learning study in Hong Kong as a powerful tool for teachers' professional learning and factors that lead to its success. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development