Last year, the
WALS 07 Conference brought together more than 600 academics
and teachers from over 15 countries. Apart from academics and
education administrators, it also attracted a large teacher
audience from many places – China, Singapore, Sweden, UK and
Hong Kong. Together we shared insights on how teaching and
learning could be enhanced by teachers' involvement in action
research and through participation in Lesson Studies.
We are pleased to announce that
WALS 08, jointly organized by the World Association of Lesson
Studies and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, will be held
in Hong Kong in December 2008. We believe that this will offer
an invaluable opportunity for educators and researchers across
the globe to congregate and discuss research findings on Lesson
The theme this year is “From
Teaching to Learning”. We hope that this title will reflect not
only the shared belief amongst lesson study researchers that
teaching can bring about learning, but also a commitment to ensure
that teaching does lead to learning, for we know that at the
end it is learning, not teaching, that counts.
On behalf of WALS 08 Organizing
Committee, we welcome your contribution to and participation
in WALS 08. For further enquiries, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong.
KO Po Yuk (Dr.)
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Conference