WALS International Conference 2018
WALS International Conference 2018 with the theme “Lesson Study and Teacher Education: International Dialogue” organized by the World Association of Lesson Studies was held in Beijing Normal University, China, from 23-26 November 2018. Over a thousand scholars and academics from 36 places presented their research studies in the format of Oral Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation, Symposiums, and Plenary Sessions.
Dr. Ko Po Yuk, Director of Centre for Excellence of Learning and Teaching (CELT), with a team of seven of her colleagues and three secondary teachers conducted two symposiums entitled “Learning Study in Hong Kong: Its salient features, development, and way forward” and “Establishing a Community of Practice: Experiences from Hong Kong Learning Study”. A total of nine papers of both Learning Study and Lesson Study covering the topics of university-school partnership, inter-school professional learning communities, interdisciplinary lesson study in self-regulated learning, and integrating STEM in special education were presented. Apart from presenting papers, the colleagues of CELT had visited schools and observed lessons at kindergarten, primary and secondary sectors. The event has provided an opportunity for international dialogue and fostered wider networking among practitioners in Asia, Europe, UK and USA.