Instruction of Call for papers

Information for presenters (Oral/Poster/Symposium/Round Table)

  1. WALS 2017 abstract status (accept/reject) has been sent to presenting authors on 30th August, 2017. (Please check junk or spam mail) Any modification of abstract should be completed by 10th September, 2017. For more information, please refer to abstract status notification e-mail.
  2. Preliminary conference programme will be uploaded on the conference website from 15th to 25th September, 2017. As the organising committee is trying to allocate about 400 presentations into two conference days,special scheduling request is not allowed in principle. However, if you have more than one presentation scheduled at the same time, kindly contact us before 25th September, 2017.

Notes for Submission

Presentation Style

There are four ways to present your work.
Oral (Paper Presentation), Poster Presentation, Symposium, Round table/Workshop

Categories of papers

  1. Lesson study in different cultural, subject and learning contexts
  2. Research in practice and practice-based research approaches
  3. Developing Professional Learning Communities in schools
  4. Creating knowledge in practice and enhancing student learning
  5. Learning Studies and Learning Science
  6. Lesson study in teacher development and pre-service education
  7. Curriculum development, implementation and innovative uses of lesson study
  8. Leadership, management and policy making and the role of lesson study
  9. Lesson study in early year's education
  10. Lesson study in Higher Education
  11. Lesson Study in Special needs and inclusive education
  12. Research on teaching and lesson analysis

* please choose two categories for each submission


Each concurrent session (November 25 and 26) takes 90 minutes and is comprised of three presentations and discussion.
Symposium and Round table/Workshop take 90 minutes each and usually consist of three presentations. It is important to appoint a facilitator/coordinator to respond and manage these sessions and keep time.

Abstracts and full paper submission Guidelines

All submissions can only be completed online.

  • Abstract Submission
  • Modify or Delete

Submission Period and Procedure

Abstract Submission

May 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017 August 15, 2017 (JST: GMT+9)

* Only abstract submitted by July 31 will be notified of its acceptance/rejection by August 31

Full paper submission (Optional)

November 1 - December 31 (JST: GMT+9)

Stage 1

  • The abstract title should be 20 words maximum with 300-600 words of text.
    Oral (Paper Presentation), Poster Presentation are requested to choose two appropriate Research Topics from the 12 categories listed above.

Stage 2

  • All proposals will go through a strict review process. Proposers will be informed by August 31, 2017.

Stage 3

  • Full paper submissions (optional) will be open from November 1 to December 31. Only PDF files will be accepted (less than 15 pages included foot notes and references).
    Accepted full papers will be accessible only via WALS HP ( approximately 2 months after the conference. Hard copy of proceedings will NOT be provided.

Inquiries for Abstract submission

The WALS 2017 Organising Committee,
Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University
Correspondent: Hiroyuki Kuno (Mr) and Shirley Tan (Ms)

  • WALS2017 Facebook
  • Presenter guidelines
  • Final Programme and Abstracts
  • Day1 programme
  • Day2-3 Forum/Symposium programme
  • School visit programme
  • Sponsorship for PhD Students
  • Full Paper Submission


Nagoya University


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  • Nagoya visitors guide

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