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Pre-conference World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) 2019 in Amsterdam

posted 4 Feb 2019, 01:42 by ICO Education   [ updated 4 Feb 2019, 01:42 ]
Monday 2 September 2019 - VU Amsterdam - 
From 3-9 September 2019, the international WALS conference will be hosted in Amsterdam. Each year, this Lesson Study event attracts hundreds of international researchers, teachers, and school leaders. The conference will be organized by the VU Amsterdam, the University of Groningen and the University of Utrecht in collaboration with the international WALS-committee and the Leids Congres Bureau. For more information see www.wals2019.com.

For the first time in the history of the WALS there will be a pre-conference day. The day is specifically aimed at PhD-candidates and emerging researchers who are researching or planning to do research on Lesson Study. The goal of the day is to create a wide and close-knit Lesson Study community. During the pre-conference, we will get to know each other, share knowledge and experiences, and stimulate new collaborations.


The preliminary programme for the day:
  • Interactive start (10:30) 
  • Keynote by dr. Pete Dudley (University of Cambridge, president of the WALS) 
  • Round Table Sessions during which participants will discuss their research. Discussions will be facilitated by Lesson Study experts (dr. Sui Lin Goei (VU Amsterdam), dr. Siebrich de Vries (University of Groningen), prof. dr. Stéphane Clivaz (Lausanne University), prof. dr. Wouter van Joolingen (Utrecht University), en dr. Tom Coenen (University of Twente)). 
  • Plenary sharing of insights from Round Table Sessions. 
  • Q&A with a focus on how to strengthen the Lesson Study community for PhDs and emerging researchers, by prof. dr. Stéphane Clivaz (Lausanne University). 
  • Closing pre-conference (16:30) followed by drinks. 
The pre-conference takes place at VU Amsterdam. For €50,- you will be able to attend the entire day! Lunch, coffee, tea will be provided. See https://www.wals2019.com/phd-pre-conference/ for more information about enrolment the pre-conference in general. It promises to be a great day.

We love to see you in Amsterdam!

Organization of the WALS2019 pre-conferentie

Melde Gilissen
Nicolette van Halem
Elske Muilenburg
Tijmen Schipper
Iris Uffen
Fenna Wolthuis