Lesson Study is a credible teacher development approach which has its origins from Japan and is currently being implemented globally. Due to unique educational needs of each country, including South Africa, there are numerous variations of Lesson Study. Through Lesson Study, a team of teachers work collaboratively to identify a problematic topic/concept, plan the lesson, observe the lesson while one teacher teaches, and then engage in reflective exercise to improve the lesson.
Although Lesson Study is dominantly used for continuous teacher development, the University of Pretoria has recently introduced it for initial teacher development. This course is intended for teachers, teacher educators and education practitioners generally.