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.


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