Megumi Honjo

Associate Professor, Kanazawa University
Speaking at

Eva Hartell

PhD, Haninge municipality & KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Session

Comparative Study on Physics Education of Sweden and Japan

There are many international comparative studies such as PISA and TIMSS today. However, less is known about about what is written in the curriculum and enacted in the educational practice itself. This presentation will provide insights from an ongoing study comparing the Physics curriculum and lassons of two countries (Japan and Sweden) and found some fundamental differences.

Bio

Megumi Honjo is associate professor of Kanazawa University in Japan and now a guest researcher of Uppsala University. Her research fields are mainly on curriculum and instruction. She has been studying and collaborating on Lesson Study with a variety of teachers in K-12.

Twitter: @megumi_honjo

Dr Eva Hartell is an experienced STEM teacher and holds a PhD in the area of classroom assessment. Her doctoral thesis concluded that affordance for teachers’ assessment practices must be increased. She has been very fortunate to work together with teachers, schools, and municipalities conducting practice-based research during her doctoral studies and afterwards as well. She is currently working with research and development in the municipality of Haninge and at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Her interest is to develop instruction in order to bridge teaching and learning in K–12 classrooms.

Twitter: @evahartell

Website: http://evahartell.blogspot.se

Archive Megumi Honjo

researchED Scandinavia 2018

Active learning: Reforms of Curriculum and Teaching Methodology in Japan

The National Curriculum in Japan was largely revised last year. Until then, the National curriculum determined the educational goals and the main knowledge contents for schools. In addition to that, the new curriculum determines preferred teaching methods. Instead of long lectures or textual readings, teachers should adopt teaching methodologies such as holding discussions and participating in group work. I would like to discuss the possibilities and problems of this trend, using my classes in teacher training program in university as examples.

Leads Network Day, Haninge 2017

The Prospect and Dilemma of Lesson Study
Lesson Study is very common in Japanese schools. Teachers observe one class and reflect together so as to develop their teaching skills and grow their collegiality. There is, however, no solid way for it. Each school or district has own way to do lesson study; some works very well and some have difficulties. As a researcher, I have joined some lesson study to support teachers’ reflection and learning. I have visited some schools also in Sweden to compare the way of improving the quality of education. I would like to look into the possibility and difficulties in Lesson Study.

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Leads Network Day, Haninge 2018

Active Learning: Curriculum Reforms and teacher Education in Japan.
The National Curriculum in Japan was largely revised last year. Until then educational goals and the main contents knowledge were prescribed. The new curriculum also prescribes preferred teaching methods, which is called “active learning”. Elementary teachers are already familiar with this pedagogical approach and all Japanese teachers are accustomed to collaborative lesson study, but high schools and universities need big changes as training programs have to include active learning strategies, such as discussions and group work, instead of long lectures or text reading. I would like to discuss the the potential promises and problems arising from this approach while taking my classes in university as examples.

Archive Eva Hartell

National Conference 2018

Comparative judgement-unpacking teachers’ assessment practices

Dr Eva Hartell will summarise her research focusing classroom formative assessment. She will provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment and elaborate on her research with comparative judgement eg share findings from an ongoing international comparative study focusing on unpacking teachers’ assessment practices in USA, UK and Sweden.

National Conference 2016

Comparative judgement in STEM- investigating teachers’ assessment practices
Eva will summarise experience from her research focused on investigating STEM teachers’ assessment practices using comparative judgements.

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Amsterdam 2017

Assidere Necesse Est- Necessities and complexities regarding teachers’ assessment practices

Eva will summarize her research focused on investigating STEM teachers’ assessment practices, and provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment in teaching and learning STEM subjects.

Scandinavia 2017

Assidere Necesse Est- Necessities and complexities regarding teachers’ assessment practices

Eva will summarise her research focused on investigating STEM teachers’ assessment practices, and provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment in teaching and learning STEM subjects.

2017 National Conference

Elaborating on formative assessment and comparative judgement in STEM

Eva will summarise her research focusing classroom assessment. She will provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment in and elaborate on her research with comparative judgement in STEM subjects.

Leads Network Day, Haninge 2017

Investigating teachers’ assessment practices

This session will provide some insights on how research leads and school leaders can provide affordance for teachers’ assessment practices in order to bridge teaching and learning through embedding formative assessment and comparative judgement.

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Amsterdam 2018

Comparative Judgement

Eva will present comparative judgement and findings from an ongoing international comparative study focusing on unpacking teachers’ assessment practices in USA, UK and Sweden.

Haninge 2018

Formative assessment and comparative judgement

Eva will provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment in classroom practice and elaborate on her research with comparative judgement in STEM.

Ontario 2018

Formative assessment and comparative judgement

Dr Eva Hartell will summarise her research focusing classroom assessment. She will provide practical examples on how to embed formative assessment and elaborate on her research with comparative judgement.