Masataka Nakaue

Kobe Shinwa Women’s University, Japan

August 2008 – August 2009. Working with Shelley Goldman & Aki Murata, School of Education

I am engaged in two projects:

(1) In the Family Math project, the team develops mobile applications to support mathematics activities in daily lives of middle school students. The development is anchored in the findings of a basic research study for the Family Math project in which 23 families were interviewed, identifying the many mathematical activities they engaged in.

(2) Lesson study is a collaborative teacher development where school teachers plan, conduct and reflect on research lessons in their own classrooms. Unlike other teacher development methods, lesson study respects autonomy and collaborative research activities of on-site practitioners. My research question is how to improve and foster the discourse of teachers during their analysis on their own lessons.