This concept paper purposely to discuss the importance of Lesson Study practices in teaching and learning process of History subject. History teachers have to play an important role to create an effective teaching and learning method. They should apply various methods and techniques to create an impressive teaching and learning process and giving an opportunity for students to participate actively without feeling disinterested. The knowledge to diversify the teaching and learning methods will intensify the students’ performance and changing their attitudes and interests towards History subjects which have been known as bored subject all this time. Because there are problems that arise among History teachers as not creative to prepare the Daily Lesson Plan and still tied to traditional patterns of practice, more creative and innovative teaching processes are needed to create effective teaching and learning processes. Thus, the Lesson Study is seen as a new approach to upgrade and increase the professionalism of History teachers. Teaching via Lesson Study will make History teachers more prepared while the students will get more effective learning sessions. The involvement of History teachers in Lesson Study will help to increase knowledge, Historical Thinking Skills, and creativity. This collaboration method can be implemented throughout group discussion and research study and discuss any problems arise in the teaching process. It is also able to create a conducive teaching and learning environment. Next, this concept paper will list several suggestions for improving Lesson Study in History subject. It has been targeted that Lesson Study can be applied to ensure that positive impact happens among students as well as teachers.
Lesson Study, History, teaching and learning.