The meeting should also address issues such as:
§ A Research Theme that guides the inquiry that you will be working on throughout your lesson study cycles.
Possible research themes:
- Problem solving
- Teaching for Mastery
- Connecting maths with vocational subjects
§ Who will participate, in what ways, and what commitment is expected
§ When planning meetings will be scheduled and who will attend them (see below)
§ How participants will keep in touch in between meetings (e.g., email, WhatsApp group,...)
§ When the first research lesson will be and who will teach it
§ Whether or not to involve an outside expert (advised) and what role they will play.
It is sensible to set the date of the research lesson as soon as you can, so that everyone knows that that is the date that they are working towards. This will need to fit in with everyone's college constraints, holiday dates, the availability of an outside expert and so on.