Message from the Coordinator

Dr David Sekao

Coordinator of LSUP

Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

Natural Sciences Building

+27 (0)12 420 4640

[email protected]



Welcome to Lesson Study at the University of Pretoria (LSUP). The Lesson Study is a teacher collaboration practice, which originated and is practised in Japan for decades, and later been adopted and adapted by numerous countries globally. Through the Lesson Study, teachers plan a lesson together; one of them presents it while others observe and record their observation; they then participate in post-lesson reflection exercise; and then improve the lesson.

Essentially, the Lesson Study is one of the means by which to advance one of the important 21st Century skills – collaboration. Our view is that teachers should first acquire and be able to apply collaborative skill before they can ‘transfer’ the same skill to learners. Through LSUP our aim is to produce knowledgeable and skilled teachers who will make a meaningful contribution towards advancing the provision of quality education in South Africa. LSUP was, therefore, conceptualised based on the broad vision of the University of Pretoria. In addition, through LSUP we are committed to strengthening the University’s social responsiveness and impact in society. This objective will be pursued by interconnecting with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs), districts, and schools. Our collaboration with these education institutions will be mainly done through our involvement in continuous professional development of teachers through the Lesson Study, as well as sharing the research findings and knowledge generated from research to strengthen the effective implementation of the Lesson Study.

Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome you as you walk this journey with us and contribute to the realisation of our goal!

Published by Thabo Masenamela

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