PALS conducts 1st National Convention on Lesson Study

Three hundred thirty teachers, educators, researchers, and school administrators from all over the country attended the 1st National Convention on Lesson Study organized by the Philippine Association of Lesson and Learning Studies, Inc. (PALS) in partnership with the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED). The convention was held on 11-12 April 2019 at the UP NISMED Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Dr. Christine Kim-Eng Lee, Immediate Past President of the World Association of Lesson Study, and a professor of Education from the National Institute of Education in Singapore was the keynote speaker. The title of her talk was Moving Beyond the Surface Features of Lesson Studies: The Experience of Singapore Schools.

Dr. Christine Lee shares her experience in doing lesson study in Singapore.

Plenary speakers from different international and local universities also shared their experiences on lesson study and related fields.  Dr. Masami Isoda  of the University of Tsukuba talked about School Curriculum Management for the Establishment of Learning Community on SEAMEO Curriculum and Teacher Standards, Dr. Manabu Sumida of Ehime University shared about collaborating in LS beyond the classroom, Dr. Wataru Hanai of Fukui University discussed reflective LS and professional learning communities. Dr. Arif Hidayat of Indonesia University of Education discussed LS experiences and classroom teaching research in Indonesia. Dr. Dory Salubayba and Dr. Marlon Ebaeguin of the of the University of the Philippines encouraged the conduct of local research during their talks on action research and design-based research approach.

Three symposia were also organized by local researchers, educators, and teachers. The topics focused on the following: 1) Lesson Study as vehicle for teacher leadership development in the public schools; 2) Fostering collaborative professionalism; and 3) From tensions to institutionalization: Lesson Study in higher education institutions. The eight poster presentations provided participants with a glimpse of LS activities around the country.

Very Important Reminders for Convention Participants


To those who have already paid the registration fee for the convention but have not yet sent a copy of their deposit slip, please send it to by April 9, 2019, 10:00 pm. Otherwise, you might lose your slot.

To those who have filled up the registration form but have not paid yet, please pay the registration fee and send us a copy of your deposit slip to by April 10, 2019, 3:00 pm.

To those who have already paid and have sent their deposit slip but have not filled up the registration form, please fill up the registration form at by April 9, 2019, 10:00 pm.



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11 April 2019

Time Title Speaker(s)
7:30 – 8:30am Registration
8:30 – 9:30am Opening Program
9:30 – 10:30am Keynote: Moving Beyond the Surface Features of Lesson Studies:
The Experience of Singapore Schools
Dr. Christine Kim-Eng Lee
10:30 – 11:00am BREAK
11:00 – 11:45am Plenary 1: Reflective Lesson Study and Professional Learning Communities Dr. Wataru Hanai
11:45am – 1:00pm BREAK
1:00 – 1:45am Plenary 2: From Lesson Study to Learning Improvement: A Case of Indonesia Dr. Arif Hidayat
1:45 – 2:30pm Plenary 3: Action Research for Lesson Study Dr. Teodora Salubayba
2:30 – 3:15pm Symposium 1:

Lesson Study as Vehicle for Teacher Leadership Development in Public Schools

Ms. Maylani L. Galicia
Ms. Geylen M. Abainza
Mr. Ryan T. Casulang
Ms. Brenly B. Mendoza
Ms. Ma. Salve B. Rosal
3:15 – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30 – 4:00pm Poster Viewing
4:00 – 4:45pm Symposium 2: Fostering Collaborative Professionalism Dr. Soledad A. Ulep
Dr. Monalisa T. Sasing
Ms. Richelle Anne C. Mangulabnan
Ms. Helen G. Tanio
Ms. Julie R. Reyes
Dr. Maria Helen D. Catalan
4:45 – 5:00pm Nomination of Board Members
Group Photo


12 April 2019

Time Title Speaker(s)
8:00 – 8:30am Announcement/Nomination
8:30 – 9:15am Plenary 4: Researching Lesson Study Using Design-Based Technology Dr. Marlon Ebaeguin
9:15 – 10:15am  Plenary 5:School Curriculum Management for the Establishment of
Learning Community on SEAMEO Curriculum and Teachers Standards
Prof. Masami Isoda
10:15 – 10:45am BREAK
10:45 – 11:30am Symposium 3: From Tensions to Institutionalization: Lesson Study in
Higher Education Institutions
Dr. Levi E. Elipane
Mr. Von Christopher Chua
Ms. Geraldine Libron
Ms. Anna Jean Garcia
Dr. Leorence Tandog
Engr. Marian Grace T. Veloso
11:30am – 12:15pm Collaborating in Lesson Study Beyond the Classroom. Dr. Manabu Sumida
12:15 – 1:15pm BREAK
1:15 – 2:30pm Panel Discussion Dr. Christine Lee
Dr. Masami Isoda
Dr. Manabu Sumida
Dr. Arif Hidayat
2:30 – 3:15pm President's Report
Treasurer's Report
3:15 – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30 – 4:30pm Plans and Suggestions for Future Activities
4:30 – 5:00pm Closing Program


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