ESM303 - Primary Mathematics Lesson Study


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E359 commencing from 2017, E330 or E334


One of SIT106, SIT176 or ESM215

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


This unit focuses on collaborative planning and reflection on teaching to develop pre-service teachers’ understanding of evidence-based practice and skills as researchers of their own teaching practice for on-going professional learning. Pre-service teachers will work in groups to plan, teach and evaluate mathematics lessons following Lesson Study protocols. The lesson study process involves in-depth planning and teaching of a research lesson, which is observed by colleagues and experts, a post-lesson discussion of the lesson based on evidence of student learning, and, in some instances, revision of the planned lesson. The lessons planned by groups of PSTs will be taught in a primary school classroom.

The content of this unit includes approaches to lesson planning, formative assessment, design and selection of tasks for inquiry learning, anticipation of student thinking and solutions, teacher actions in orchestrating discussion of student solutions, the practice of noticing students’ thinking and responding to contingencies, and assessing student learning. The lessons planned, taught and evaluated will focus on the use of an inquiry approach, and appropriate materials and representations, including digital tools.

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