Invited Speakers

KEYNOTE

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...

 

 


Arif Hidayat, PhD
Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia

From Lesson Study to Learning Improvement: A Case of Indonesia

Dr. Hidayat is an Assistant Professor of Indonesia University of Education (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia / UPI). Earned Bachelor of Education from UPI and Master in Theoretical Physics from Bandung Institute of Technology, He has been working with schools and teachers empowerment since 2009. He obtained his PhD in Education from Hiroshima University in 2018 and co-founder of Indonesia Consortium for Learning Improvement; A National Networking of Practices and Research of Indonesia Lesson Study Association.

Being appointed as an Expert for SEAMEO QITEP in Science since early 2019, he also actively involved to coach National Science Teacher Trainer Center activities regarding with Inquiry-based learning and STEM Education. His research intertest are Teacher learning, School empowerment, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computational Thinking, Inquiry in Science Learning, Teaching and Learning Analytics, Lesson Study, Democratic Pedagogy and Learning Community. Experienced as UNESCO Fellow in 2011 on Integration of ICT in Science Lesson in Illinois State University, He is alto one of representative of Indonesia in Asia-Africa University Dialogue.


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
UP NISMED
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.

 


 

Profile of Speakers

Christine Kim-Eng Lee, Ed.D.

National Institute of Education, Singapore

Dr. Christine Kim-Eng Lee 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 9 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). Christine graduated with a first class honours in Geography from the University of Singapore and with masters and doctorate degrees in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She is a recipient of several awards, notably the University of Singapore Gold Medal, the Fulbright Award, the Milestone Award from Teachers College and Singapore National Day Public Administration Medal (Bronze). In 2015, Christine was awarded the Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Award and the Nanyang Award for Excellent Service to Nanyang Technological University and in 2017, NIE’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Christine is the prime mover in the development and launch of National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University - Teachers College, Columbia University Joint Masters in Leadership and Educational Change (MALEC) and the MEd in Curriculum & Teaching. She is currently the Director of the MALEC programme. Her research interests are in the areas of teacher development and learning, lesson study, cooperative and collaborative learning, listening pedagogy, curriculum implementation and change, curriculum and teacher leadership and curriculum and school reforms.

Through Christine’s pioneering efforts in introducing Lesson Study to schools in Singapore through two R & D programmes, Communities of Practice in Cooperative Learning (CoPCL) and Lesson Study as a Teacher-Directed Form of Instructional Improvement, Lesson Study is now implemented in about 53% of schools in Singapore. Christine plays an active role in the international Lesson Study community as the President of the World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) from 2011 to 2016, representing members from 35 countries and is now its Immediate Past President. She is a well sought after keynote speaker and has been invited to give keynotes and seminars at international conferences and academic symposiums in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Norway, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and Vietnam. Her edited book with NIE colleagues on Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy and Practice is a seminal text used in graduate and in-service courses on educational reform and change leadership. Christine was invited as visiting professor to The University of Tokyo, Chinese University of HK, University of Stavanger, Norway and was attached to Stanford University as visiting scholar. She serves on the Management Board of Healthy Start Child Development Centre, Beyond Social Services, supporting children from disadvantaged homes.

Masami Isoda, PhD

CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Prof. Masami Isoda holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Tsukuba (1982), a Master of Education in Mathematics Education from the University of Tsukuba (1984), a honoree PhD (Mathematics Education) from Khon Kaen University (2011), and a PhD (Education) from Waseda University (2012).

Prof. Masami Isoda has worked in several permanent positions in the area of education, notably as a teacher at Sayama High School (government school) in 1984 , as a teacher at the Komaba Secondary School (an affiliate school of the University of Tsukuba, a top school in Japan) from 1985 to 1989, an assistant and associate professor at the Hokkaido University of Education from 1989 to 1993, an assistant, associate and a full professor at the Faculty of Education of University of Tsukuba since 1993, and the director of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development, University of Tsukuba since 2016.

In Japan, Prof. Masami Isoda has worked major roles in a number of academic societies such as a chief editor of the Journal and Publication of the Japan Society of Mathematical Education (2010-2016). He has also worked as a member of national commutes for curriculum and assessment (20) and managed a number of national projects for international cooperation under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, Technology and Engineering, Japan.

Internationally, Prof Masami Isoda has worked as a core member of international academic societies and conferences such as an advisory board member of the International Study Group of History and Pedagogy in Mathematics since 2002 and a committee member of the World Association of Lesson Study since 2010. He has also worked with most of SEAMEO Education-Centers as consultant and advisor since 2007 as well as JICA’s in the World since 2002. He is also known as the representative (Project Overseer) of APEC Lesson Study Project since 2006 with Dr. Maitree Inprasitha, Thailand.

Prof. Masami Isoda has received several national and international awards for his contributions in mathematics education. For example, nationally, he received an award for educational software from the Minister of Education (2005), and an award of the Most Beautiful Book of the Year 2009 in all natural science from the Association of Japan Publishers (2010). Internationally, he has received awards such as a honorary PhD from Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2011) for his contributions to education and research, and he also received a honorary professor from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru (2014) for his outstanding contributions to the standardization of education in APEC. He has received a plaque of recognition at the 50th Anniversary of the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development, University of Philippines, the Philippines (2014) for his long-term self‐sacrifice collaborations to UP-NISMED, and a plaque of appreciation at the first annual conference from the Thailand Society of Mathematics Education (2015).

Prof. Masami Isoda has International-Journal articles such as the Educational Studies in Mathematics (2007) as well as Japanese Journals, and published and co-edited numerous books in Mathematics Education in Japanese, English, Spanish, Thai and Russian. He has been enrolled as keynote and has been invited as speaker at various international conferences and workshops in the world such as the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education largest conference of mathematics education (2012). Some of his lectures at the conferences and workshops can be seen on YouTube.

Manabu Sumida, PhD

Ehime University, Japan

Prof. 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. He was a committee member of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003, the TIMSS Video Study, and the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 and 2015. He received Best Presentation Award in 2007 and 2008, International Contribution Award in 2016, and Academic Contribution Award in 2018 from Japan Society for Science Education. He also received Ryoji Noyori Education Award in 2013. He is currently Director of Japan Society of Science Education, and Regional Representative for Asia of the International Council of Association for Science Education.

Soledad A. Ulep, PhD

UP NISMED

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.

Arif Hidayat, PhD

Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia

Dr. Hidayat is an Assistant Professor of Indonesia University of Education (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia / UPI). Earned Bachelor of Education from UPI and Master in Theoretical Physics from Bandung Institute of Technology, He has been working with schools and teachers empowerment since 2009. He awarded PhD in Education from Hiroshima University in 2018 and co-founder of Indonesia Consortium for Learning Improvement; A National Networking of Practices and Research of Indonesia Lesson Study Association.

Being appointed as an Expert for SEAMEO QITEP in Science since early 2019, he also actively involved to coach National Science Teacher Trainer Center activities regarding with Inquiry-based learning and STEM Education. His research intertest are Teacher learning, School empowerment, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computational Thinking, Inquiry in Science Learning, Teaching and Learning Analytics, Lesson Study, Democratic Pedagogy and Learning Community. Experienced as UNESCO Fellow in 2011 on Integration of ICT in Science Lesson in Illinois State University, He is alto one of representative of Indonesia in Asia-Africa University Dialogue

Maylani Galicia

Department of Education - Albay Division

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.

Wataru Hanai, PhD

Fukui Univeristy, Japan

Dr. Hanai holds Education degree from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. His main research field is Educational Assessment. He has served as Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Professional Development of Teachers (DPDT), University of Fukui from April 2017 to August 2018. He has been involved in teacher training and reflective lesson study in Fukui and gave a talk at UP NISMED mini roundtable in January 2018. He has experienced several teacher trainings as lecturer in Fukui Prefecture. These include ‘Thinking about Deep Learning: The importance of collaborative learning” at Kaminaka Junior High School, “The importance of using Rubric in Educational Assessment” at Wakasa High School (Assessment Workshop), “Teaching 21st Century Skills for Students to Live in the Global Society” at Eiheiji Junior High School, “Teaching Students’ Skills through Each Subject Nature” at Usui High School, “Competence-Based Learning and Tips for Deep Learning” at Matsuoka Junior High School, etc. He has also given lectures to junior high school and high school students, including “Skills required in the 21st century and how to write a good research paper” at Usui High School, “International knowledge and skills required towards 2030” at Kaminaka Junior high school, “The importance of Problem-based learning (PBL) and International knowledge and skills required” at Usui high school, etc.

He is also Research Coordinator for the OECD-Japan Innovative School Network (ISN). ISN is an international network for promoting International Collaborative Inquiry-Based Learning for basically high school students. ISN is also developing an nnovative curriculum for cultivating students’ knowledge and skills based on student agency and co-agency of teachers, parents and communities. He has joined the ISN in 2017 and since then, he promoted the importance of International Collaborative Inquiry-Based Learning to several high schools in Fukui prefecture and to the Fukui Municipal Board of Education. He was able to extend to number of schools to join the ISN from initial 4 schools to 7 schools and convinced the Fukui Municipal Board of Education to make budget for this project. Now students in Fukui are collaborating with students in Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, US, etc.

He is also interested on how student’s skills gained through these ISN activities can be assessed and used as a university entering qualification or certificate. He is working on designing a system for an international high school-university articulation system.

Personally, he lived in the UK from age 5-10 and in Belgium from age 16-18. In Belgium, he attended International School and experienced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and passed the IBDP examination in 2005.

He is currently Assistant Professor at the National Centre for University Entrance Examinations in Tokyo, an institute in charge of the national examination for entering Higher Education.

Levi Elipane, PhD

Philippine Normal Univeristy

 Dr. Levi Esteban Elipane is currently an associate professor at the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research (CGSTER) of Philippine Normal University. He is also an associate professorial lecturer at the Brother Andrew Gonzales College of Education of De La Salle University in Taft. While doing his university work, he is also the principal of a small private school in Antipolo City, where he implements research endeavors such as Lesson Study in collaboration with his masteral students from PNU and De La Salle University. For the past 5 years into the academe, Dr. Elipane has collaborated with his students and some colleagues from different universities to embark on Lesson Study as a form of research and professional development initiative.

In 2012, Dr. Elipane got his PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He took his master’s at Saitama University in Japan, and his bachelor’s at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Dr. Elipane has been invited as a plenary speaker in various seminars and conferences in different parts of the Philippines and in many countries of the world. He has shared about his expertise about Lesson Study – which has been the topic of his PhD dissertation – to audiences in Tokyo, Manila, Baguio, Legazpi, Daet, Laoag, Seoul, Melbourne, Canberra, Ilo-Ilo, Lingayen, Batangas, Caluya, Sibalom, Antipolo, Palawan, Cebu, Kidapawan, Copenhagen, Taipei, Penang, Ankara, Fremantle, Morelia, Monterrey, Mexico, New York, Zambonga City, etc. Moreover, he was also granted Student Wings of Excellence (Leaders of Tomorrow) Award in Switzerland in 2008 for the St. Gallen Sympossium.

In November 2014, Dr. Elipane was an Invited Plenary Speaker for the Experts’ Meeting in the World Association on Learning and Lesson Studies (WALS) Conferencehe held in Bandung, Indonesia. He has also been a Philippine representative to APEC-Tsukuba Conference on Education, which was held in Tokyo, Japan, in the year 2015. In 2016, he was an Invited Speaker for a Plenary in the Asian Mathematical Conference held in Bali, Indonesia. This year, in December 2017, he will be a plenary speaker for the 2017 International Conference of Joint Societies for Mathematics Education organized by the of Korean Society of Mathematical Education, which will be held at Seoul National University.

DepEd Naga Capacity Building for Lesson Study Implementation in Mathematics through AusAid Funding

The Schools Division of Naga has recently received funding from the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) for the implementation of lesson study in mathematics. The funding covers capacity building for teachers, actual implementation of lesson study in schools, sharing of best practices, and documentation and evaluation of the program. The first of this series of activity was a capacity building training conducted on 5-7 July 2018 where Dr. Levi Elipane, one of PALS Board of Trustee, was a speaker.

The following contains the details of the seminar workshop.

PALS Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Lesson Study in Pangasinan II

PALS, Inc. in partnership with the Division of Pangasinan II conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Developing Mathematical Thinking and Lesson Study on 19-21 January 2018 which was held at the Mangaldan Municipal Building in Mangaldan, Pangasinan. It was attended by 240 elementary school and high school mathematics teachers.

The speakers were Professor Shizumi Shimizu of Teikyu University, Japan, Dr. Erlina R. Ronda and Guillermo P. Bautista Jr. of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) and Ms. Maylani Galicia of the Department of Education-Albay.

Professor Shimizu talks about developing mathematical thinking

Prof. Shimizu discussed how to develop mathematical thinking in the classroom. Dr. Ronda, on the other hand, talked about lesson study as a professional learning activity system. In addition, Mr. Bautista presented a framework for classification of mathematical tasks, while Ms. Galicia shared her experiences and challenges in forming communities of practice in Albay through lesson study.

The teacher implements a lesson on parallel lines and transversals in the open class

Two teachers also implemented a lesson in an open class, one about Pythagorean Theorem and the other one about Parallel Lines and Transversals. An open class is an implementation of a lesson by one teacher and observed by other teachers from inside or outside the school. After the open class, a post lesson reflection and discussion was facilitated by Professor Shimizu and Dr. Ronda.

The seminar was concluded by awarding of certificates led by Fr. Onofre Innocencio, Presdent of PALS and Mr. Redentor B. Aquino, Education Program Supervisor of Mangaldan, Pangasinan.

PALS partners with DepEd Albay for a Two-Day Seminar on Mathematical Thinking

Professor Masami Isoda, one of the international advisers of PALS from Tsukuba University and  Dr. Erlina Ronda of UP NISMED served as resource speakers in the seminar on developing mathematical thinking. The seminar was in partnership with DepEd Albay Division as part of PALS, Inc first anniversary celebration. The said seminar was held 11-12 December 2017 at Casa Lorenzo in Daraga, ALbay.

The seminar was sponsored by DepEd Albay Division through its superintendent Dr. Bebiano Sentillas. One hundred sixty (160) mathematics teachers from Albay 11 from Ligao City Division attended the seminar.

The resource speakers with DepEd Albay officials

PALS Introduces Lesson Study to Don Bosco Teachers

The Philippine Association of Lesson and Learning Study (PALS) conducted a seminar on The What, Why, and How of Lessons Study on 9 December 2017 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Tarlac City. It was the first of PALS’ series of seminars to acquaint teachers about lesson study and how to conduct it in their schools. The speakers were Dr. Masami Isoda of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, Dr. Erlina R. Ronda and Dr. Aida Yap of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED), and Ms. Maylani Galicia of the Department of Education, Division of Albay.

The seminar consists of four lectures and a workshop. Dr. Ronda introduced the lesson study as a form of school-based professional learning activity system. Dr. Isoda presented a research lesson studying students’ facial expressions. He also emphasized on how students use notebooks in Japan. Ms. Galicia on the other hand, shared her experiences in implementing lesson study at a school level when she was a department head and at the division level when she became a supervisor as well as the opportunities and challenges in forming communities of practice in Albay. Dr. Yap presented UP NISMED’s history in conducting lesson study in the Philippines since 2006. She also talked about how PALS was formed.

The workshop focused on formulating lessons study goals. Teachers were grouped by subject and each group was asked to formulate their lesson study goals. The seminar was concluded by awarding of certificates to the speakers and the participants which was led by Fr. Onofre Innocencio, President of PALS.

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