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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
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.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).