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dc.contributor.authorMcSweeney, Kathrynen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.editorDislere, V.en_UK
dc.description.abstractLesson Study is an approach to improving classroom teaching that focuses on collaborative professional learning between teachers. This paper reports on Lesson Study developments in Ireland, its use in two schools, one in Northern Ireland and one in the Republic of Ireland, and in particular its use in Home Economics education. The aim of the project was to assess the potential for Lesson Study to improve classroom pedagogy in selected areas of the schools’ provision. The schools identified three challenging aspects for study: improvement of literacy levels, use of Assessment for learning-type pedagogy and use of innovative teaching methods to enhance learning in Home Economics. The teachers considered that the Lesson Study approach contributed to improved pedagogy and student outcomes in their chosen areas. This was accomplished through collaborative professional learning, meaningful dialogue between the teachers about pedagogy and student learning, deeper levels of reflection by the teachers and profound changes in the teachers’ understanding and learning about practice.en_UK
dc.publisherLatvia University of Life Sciences and Technologiesen_UK
dc.relationMcSweeney K & Gardner J (2018) Lesson Study Matters in Ireland. In: Dislere V (ed.) Rural Environment, Education, Personality (REEP): Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, volume 11. Rural Environment Education Personality (REEP) Proceedings, 11. Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP 2018), Jelgava, Latvia, 11.05.2018-12.05.2018. Jelgava, Latvia: Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, pp. 304-313.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRural Environment Education Personality (REEP) Proceedings, 11en_UK
dc.rights© The authors These are Open Access proceedings distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectLesson Studyen_UK
dc.subjectprofessional learningen_UK
dc.subjectlife-long learningen_UK
dc.subjectadult educationen_UK
dc.titleLesson Study Matters in Irelanden_UK
dc.typeConference Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.citation.btitleRural Environment, Education, Personality (REEP): Proceedings of the International Scientific Conferenceen_UK
dc.citation.conferencedates2018-05-11 - 2018-05-12en_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationJelgava, Latviaen_UK
dc.citation.conferencenameRural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP 2018)en_UK
dc.publisher.addressJelgava, Latviaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSt Angela's College, Sligoen_UK
rioxxterms.apcnot chargeden_UK
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcSweeney, Kathryn|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGardner, John|0000-0002-3844-7305en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorDislere, V.|en_UK
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