Professor Xue Han

Xue HanXue Han, currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy programs from Michigan State University in 2007. Upon graduation, as an assistant professor, she joined the faculty of the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research interests include mathematics education, mathematics teachers’ learning and professional education and comparative education.

Abstract of the Presentation:
Lessons study has been introduced to the US and implemented by many schools in the US over the past two decades. In China teachers have been improving their teaching practice through a similar approach that is public lesson in the past decades. Recently, teacher developers and teachers in China drew on the key feature of lesson study to develop a new form of lesson study—Parallel Lesson Study. In Parallel Lesson Study two groups of teachers study the same topic while teaching two different groups of students. The two lesson study groups would debrief and compare their studies lessons. In this paper I will give an overview of lesson study develop in both countries and discuss two case studies on lesson study in China.