Why do I use a Jigsaw?

Jigsaw is a cooperative learning strategy that gives every student to become an expert at a particular idea, theme, or topic.  With this strategy, each student is a crucial piece of the larger “jigsaw” puzzle.  Not only does this strategy build comprehension, but it also encourages cooperative learning among students and promotes listening, communication, and problem-solving skills.

How do I use a Jigsaw?

Students are assigned to a group to discuss the same topic.  Within these groups, students master the material they are given. The groups will then all reconvene with one expert from each original group.  Each team member will then teach the material to their group members.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s