Invited Speakers


Christine Kim-Eng Lee, Ed.D.
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Moving beyond the surface features of Lesson Studies: The Experience of Singapore schools

Dr. Lee is the Immediate Past President of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS).  She founded the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group of National Institute of Education in Singapore and was its Head since its inception in 2006 over a period of nine years to 2015. Prior to that appointment, she was the Head of Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group (2000 to 2006) and Vice-Dean of the School of Arts (1997 – 2000). Read more...

Plenary Lectures

Masami Isoda, PhD
University of Tsukuba, Japan

School Curriculum Management for the Establishment of Learning Community on SEAMEO Curriculum and Teacher Standards

Dr. Isoda is Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and the Director of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development. He is the overseer of the APEC-HRDWG Lesson Study Project. Read more...


Manabu Sumida, PhD
Ehime University, Japan

Collaborating in Lesson Study Beyond Classrooms

Dr. Sumida is Professor of Science Education Department at Faculty of Education, Deputy Director of Institute for International Relations, and Special Aide to the President, Ehime University. He holds PhD in Science Education from Hiroshima University. He was a visiting researcher at University of Georgia in 1998 and visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in 2012-2013.  Read more...


Wataru Hanai, PhD
University of Fukui, Japan

Reflective Lesson Study and Professional Learning Communities

Dr.  Hanai is Assistant Professor at the National Centre for University Entrance Examinations, an Institute in Tokyo in charge of the national examination for entering Higher Education. Read more...



Yoshiko Hambara, PhD
Patrese Mangulabnan
Fukui University, Japan

Lesson Study as a Means of Teacher Professionalism: From Pre-service to In-Service Teaching

Prof Hambara is an associate professor of the Graduate School of Professional Development of Teachers at the University of Fukui. She obtained her PhD in Japanese Linguistics from Ochanomiza University, Tokyo. She had taught Japanese language and education in Jordan and Egypt; she also had supported many foreign professionals in their Japanese language training in Japan. Read more...

Ms. Pauline is a researcher of the United Graduate School of Professional Development of Teachers at the University of Fukui. She used to teach math in elementary, high school and university and served as a school administrator in the Philippines. Currently, she is supporting international projects between schools in Japan and abroad and supporting foreign teachers studying in Fukui. She is also a Ph.D. student of Nara Women’s University researching on learning organizational structures that support teacher reflective practice, collaborative inquiry, and collaborative professionalism in Japan and Philippines schools. Read more...


Marlon Ebaeguin
University of the Philippines College of Education

Researching Lesson Study Using Design-based Research

Prof. Ebaeguin is Assistant Professor of Research and Evaluation at the College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman. He worked on his PhD in education at The University of Melbourne. He completed his master's degree in mathematics at the University of the Philippines, and worked as a secondary and college mathematics instructor before going on a teacher training scholarship at Tokyo Gakugei University. Much of his work on Lesson Study are on the cultural underpinnings of and the adaptation of Lesson Study as a teacher professional development program. His areas of research interest include educational assessment, mathematics education, teacher education, problem solving in mathematics, and cross-cultural comparisons.

Dory Salubayba, PhD
University of the Philippines College of Education

Action Research for Lesson Study

Dr. Salubayba is full-time faculty in the College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman. She is teaching Research, Evaluation, and Statistics courses in the graduate level. She finished her PhD in Research and Evaluation in UP Diliman, and earlier her Masters in Measurement and Evaluation in Philippine Normal University. She is conducting/facilitating Action Research workshops since 2016, as well as resource speaker and consultant in test and research instrument development. She also reviewed research books for publication and articles in the local journals and participated in international conferences.

Symposium 1

Maylani Galicia and team
Department of Education - Albay Division
Lesson Study as Vehicle for Teacher Leadership Development in the Public School

Ms. Galicia is Education Program Supervisor at the Department of Education, Division of Albay, and the current OIC Assistant School Division Superintendent at DepEd Tayabas City. After attending a seminar on Lesson Study in UP NISMED, she led the expansion of Lesson Study in Albay and other parts of Bicol. Last year, she was awarded a 1M Innovation Fund Grant by Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) for a Lesson Study Project in Science and Mathematics in DepEd Division of Albay.

Ms. Galicia is currently taking PhD in Educational Leadership and Management Executive Program at the De La Salle University under the Metrobank Scholarship Foundation. She was also a Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Awardee in 2005.

Symposium 2

Levi Elipane, PhD and team
Philippine Normal University
From tensions to institutionalization: Lesson Study in Higher Education Institution

Dr. Elipane is Associate Professor at the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research (CGSTER) of Philippine Normal University. He is also Associate Professorial Lecturer at the Brother Andrew Gonzales College of Education of De La Salle University in Taft, Manila. Read more...

Symposium 3

Soledad A. Ulep, PhD and team
Fostering Collaborative Professionalism in Schools

Dr. Ulep obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA as a Fullbright-Hays Scholar. She was Director of the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) from 2011 to 2018. Since 2006, she has been representing the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Lesson Study Project.




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