Participatory Action Research and the Reconstruction of Teachers' Practical Thinking: Lesson Studies and Core Reflection. An Experience in Spain

Mar. 30, 2010

Source: Educational Action Research, Volume 18, Issue 1 (March 2010), pages 73 - 87.

In this article, the authors would like to present the theoretical relationship between lesson studies, action research and practical knowledge in teacher education.

Inspired by the pedagogical philosophy of lesson studies, participatory action research, and core reflection of Korthagen's approach, the authors have carried out an educational innovation and research project in a master's degree on educational innovation, offered online for Spanish-speaking teachers by three universities in Andalusia (southern Spain).

In particular, the authors analyse the possibilities of lesson studies as an action research model in which observation, action, reflection and cooperation between participants should help to reconstruct the theories in use that teachers count on in their school practice.

Updated: Jun. 23, 2010