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On the theorization of lesson study and learning study

Keith Wood (Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam)

International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies

ISSN: 2046-8253

Article publication date: 22 June 2018

Issue publication date: 7 September 2018




The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction of the papers in the current issue.


By revealing contrasting features of alternative theories of learning, this paper offers a contribution to the on-going discussion about the role of learning theory in Japanese lesson study and its global adaptations.


Attempts to theorize lesson study in contrast to the theory-based learning study reveal a fundamental difference in the learning theories used to underpin this task related to the different world views on which they are founded.


This paper review provides an overview of the insights into lesson and learning studies provided by the authors in this issue of the journal.



Wood, K. (2018), "On the theorization of lesson study and learning study", International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 166-171.



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