Learning Study and Variation Theory
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Learning Study and Variation Theory





6 to 7 June 2019 (2 day workshop)


Dr Priscilla Lo


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9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

26 April 2019 Friday


S$450.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$400.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
Dates available for booking: 3 and 4 June 2018
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Workshop Description

Learning Study projects have been widely carried out in schools in Hong Kong since early 2000 through various projects related to teacher professional development. Learning Study is different from Lesson Study in that the Variation Theory is embedded to guide teachers in addressing the focus and issues in student learning. Teachers in Japan are well used to engaging in Lesson Study in which they seem to be aware of what to look for and where to focus on for each of the study. But when this mode of teachers’ professional development was adapted to Hong Kong, it was difficult for teachers to focus their study on the meaningful aspects of learning. With the introduction of the Variation Theory by focusing on the content to be learned by the students, it is found that a big impact can be made to improve students’ learning.

The four sessions conducted in the two days of the workshop are meant to provide an introduction to the theory, illustrated with a number of learning study cases carried out in Hong Kong classrooms.


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About the Presenter - Dr Priscilla Lo

DSC 2293Dr. Priscilla Lo is a leading and renowned figure in the development of Learning Study – an innovative practice for improving teaching and learning as well as enhancing teachers’ professional development in Hong Kong. She has also made significant contribution to the building of school university partnerships and coordination of field experience of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Dr. Priscilla Lo has been a lecturer teaching Science and Integrated Humanities as well as an instructor in various teacher education programmes in the University, and currently she serves as the Field Experience Advisor in the School Partnership and Field Experience office in EdUHK. Dr. Priscilla Lo is also the Director of Lo & Lo Educational Consultancy Limited. Since 2001, Dr. Priscilla Lo has been promoting Learning Study with Prof. Lo Mun Ling in Hong Kong. Under several large-scale projects funded by the Education Bureau and the Quality Education Fund, Dr. Priscilla Lo has participated in more than 200 Learning Studies specialized in Mathematics, Science, General Studies, English and Integrated Humanities, in which hundreds of Hong Kong teachers were actively involved as an action researchers in the inquiry of teaching for better student learning. Dr. Priscilla Lo’s research interests are “Learning Study”, “Lesson Studies”, “Science Education”, “Classroom Practice”, “Mentoring”, “School University Partnerships” and also “Teachers’ Professional Development”.