• Abstract submission deadline extended to 1 June 2014
  • 30 November 2013 - First Call for Papers
  • 28 February 2014 - Second Call for Papers
  • 01 June 2014 - Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • 01 July 2014 - Notification of Acceptance
  • 30 August 2014 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment
  • 30 September 2014 - Deadline for Regular Registration and Payment
  • 30 October 2014 - Publication of the Online Program
  • 24 November 2014 - Expert Seminar (By Invitation)
  • 01 November 2014 - Deadline for Full Paper Submission
  • 25-27 November 2014 - WALS Conference
  • 28 November 2014 - School Visit

Keynote Speakers

Catherine Lewis

Currently director of lesson study research projects funded by NSF and IES and a senior research scientist at Mills College, Catherine Lewis comes from four generations of public school teachers. Fluent in Japanese, she has conducted research in Japanese and U.S. schools for 25 years. Her writings and videotapes, including Lesson Study: A Handbook of Teacher-Led Instructional Change and 'Can You Lift 100 Kilograms?' have introduced many U.S. educators to lesson study. A graduate of Harvard University (B.A.) and Stanford University (Ph.D.), she is author of more than 40 publications on elementary education and child development, including the award-winning book Educating Hearts and Minds: Reflections on Japanese Preschool and Elementary Education (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Manabu Sato

Professor Manabu Sato - Professor of Gakushuin University and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, Director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of Japan Council of Sciences. He served as dean of the Graduate School of Education of The University of Tokyo from 2004 to 2006. He was also a visiting professor to the Harvard University and New York University, and an invited professor of El Colegio de Mexico and Berlin Free University. He was the past president of the Japanese Educational Research Association. Professor Sato has worked extensively and intensively with many schools and school leaders. He published more than 20 books, about 100 editorial books and nearly 200 academic papers. Many of his books and papers have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Indonesian. Professor Sato's multiple contributions have been recognized in the world. For instance, he was elected to be a member of National Academy of Education in the United States, and in 2009, he was appointed the Inaugural Fellow of American Educational Research Association. In addition, he was a winner of the Excellent Award of Asian Publishing Award 2012

Didi Suryadi

Didi Suryadi is a Professor of Mathematics Education and Director of School of Post Graduate Studies at Indonesia University of Education. Since last decade, he has played a key role in Lesson Study research and development in Indonesia. His research interest has evolved from mathematical thinking to teacher thinking and its relation to student thinking. By grounding his endeavor into thinking processes, he introduced the idea of Metapedadidactic as framework for teacher thinking and Didactical Design Research as methodological approach to researching teaching-learning. His influential works have contributed to the enrichment of Lesson Study practice in Indonesia. He is now working closely with teachers, teacher educators and school leaders to promote thinking processes in educational practices.

Jan Vermunt

Jan Vermunt started as a Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge in October 2012. Before, he was a Professor of Teaching and Teacher Education at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Previously he worked at several universities in The Netherlands and Belgium, among which the universities of Amsterdam, Leiden, Maastricht and Tilburg. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI from 2009 to 2013. With effect from 1st January 2014, he was elected as Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Instruction, one of the leading journals in the world in the fields of Educational Research and Educational Psychology.

Jan Vermunt is an educational psychologist whose research interests have evolved from the study of student learning and teacher learning as separate domains, to include the way teacher learning and student learning affect each other. Recently he co-edited the book 'Learning patterns in higher education: Dimensions and research perspectives', published by Routledge (2014).In January 2014 he became principal investigator of aUniversity of Cambridge research project on teacher learning and lesson study in mathematics higher order teaching and learning, in collaboration with the London Borough of Camden School Improvement Service, and funded by the London Schools Excellence Fund.