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IJIET 2022 Vol.12(5): 372-377 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2022.12.5.1629

An Innovative Approach for Lesson Improvement through Collaboration

Tomomi Kubota and Masami Yoshida

Abstract—This study proposes a method for improving lesson revision using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP), which is a structured technique for organized group decision-making. As a fundamental pedagogical principle of the proposed lesson improvement approach, we utilized collaborative action research theory, which involves applied action research, and focused on group-based lesson improvement. Furthermore, this study demonstrates a practical method that enables the incorporation of diverse assessment opinions from itinerant supervisors of educational boards to flow into a common conclusion to improve the lesson. We simulated a discussion case that involves informational avoidance actions. The consistency index of AHP could promote group decisions by presenting scores of consistency value across decision scenes. Furthermore, we present the effect of this method, in which a group produced a written document to transfer the record of the discussion process. This study is the first to illustrate the improvement of lesson design through collaboration among individuals with varied areas of expertise.

Index Terms—Action research, analytical hierarchy process, collaborative decision making, lesson improvement.

The authors are with the Faculty of Education, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi Inage, Chiba 263-8522, Japan (e-mail: x8e1817@chiba-u.jp, yoshida-m@faculty.chiba-u.jp).


Cite: Tomomi Kubota and Masami Yoshida, "An Innovative Approach for Lesson Improvement through Collaboration," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 372-377, 2022.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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