Episode 173: Authentic Pedagogy through Lesson Study with Jada Kohlmeier

In episode 173, Dan and Michael chat with Jada Kohlmeier about her new publication in Theory & Research in Social Education titled, “Investigating teacher adoption of authentic pedagogy through lesson study.” 


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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Kohlmeier, J., Howell, J., Saye, J., McCormick, T., Shannon, D., Jones, C., & Brush, T. (2020). Investigating teacher adoption of authentic pedagogy through lesson study. Theory & Research in Social Education, 48(4), 492-528.
  2. Episode 125: Facilitating Student Deliberation with Jada Kohlmeier
  3. Dan mentioned this book: Smith, F. (1998). The book of learning and forgetting. Teachers College Press.
  4. Lesson Study Project at Mills College
  5. Hiebert, J., Gallimore, R., & Stigler, J.W. (2002). A knowledge base for the teaching profession: What would it look like and how do we get one? Educational Researcher, 31(5), 3-15.
  6. Hiebert, J. & Stigler, J.W. ((2017). Teaching versus teachers as a lever for change: Comparing a Japanese and U.S. perspective on improving instruction. Educational Researcher, 46(4), 169-176.


Jada Kohlemeier is the Humana Foundation Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor and Program Coordinator of Secondary Social Studies Education at Auburn University. She teaches secondary social studies methods courses and conducts professional development with inservice teachers. Her areas of research have been student and teacher learning, particularly through socio-constructivist approaches. She focuses specifically on the role discussion and deliberation play in student learning and civic preparation, authentic pedagogy, and lesson study as a form of professional development. She recently led a two-week teacher institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Citizens Fighting for Civil Rights: Cases, Places, and Faces that Changed a Nation which focused on Supreme Court Cases and public policy initiatives where the intersection of race, gender, and class raise questions of justice and fairness.

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