JIGSAW ( Teaching Technique )

JIGSAW ( Teaching Technique )

JIGSAW ( Teaching Technique) Jigsaw Technique A method of organizing classroom activity that makes students

dependent on each other to succeed. Breaks classes into heterogeneous groups. Breaks assignments into pieces The group assembles to complete the (jigsaw) puzzle. Jigsaw

? FEATURES Collaborative and cooperative learning technique. Invented by Elliot Aronson (1970s) Has multiple student groups. Sub divided/ segmented topics. Caters to all learning levels.

Each students contribution essential. Hence, strategy effective. PURPOSE Engagement: Keeps the students constructively occupied. Motivates and builds confidence. Develops a high level of personal responsibility. Increases sense of self worth.

Environment: Creates less threatening environment. Develops team work. Helps in building in depth understanding of concept/ topic. How To Do it? In 10 Easy Steps

STEP ONE Divide the class into four / five Jigsaw groups the class Diverse in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, and ability. STEP TWO Apoint one student from each group as the leader. Make a student leader of the group student leader Should be the most mature student in the group. STEP THREE

Divide the lesson into sub - topics s STEP FOUR Assign each student one sub topic to learn one Make sure students have direct access only to their own segment. STEP FIVE Give time to read segment at least twice, become familiar with it.

No need for them to memorize it. e and become familiar with it. STEP SIX Make expert groups - One student from each jigsaw group should join other students assigned the same segment. me segment. Give students time to discuss the main points and to rehearse the presentations they will make to their jigsaw group.

STEP SEVEN Bring the student back into their Jigsaw groups. Bring the students back into their jigsaw STEP EIGHT Ask each student to present her or his segment to the group. Encourage others in the group to ask questions

for clarification. STEP NINE In case of disruptive behaviour intervene in an appropriate manner. Best for the group leader to handle this task, under guidance. STEP TEN At the end of the session, give a quiz on the material.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY TEACHERS: ORGANISE: Must structure the lesson organise student groups. Must define goals clearly. OBSERVE: Monitor group activity. EVALUATE:

Conduct Quiz have rubric to measure student performance. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY STUDENTS: Research well. Have self discipline. Be self motivated. Should be able to communicate effectively.

ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS: Each students part is effective, hence each student is effective. Heterogeneous Groups (Stronger Bonding) Students gain practice in peer teaching Promotes interpersonal skills (communication, leadership, decision making, conflict resolution etc. Promotes listening skills, reading and comprehension skills, writing and presentation skills) Empower, engage and motivate learners.

In-depth information and less time consuming. Increased retention and better understanding. Age appropriate teaching and learning CHALLENGES Time Consuming (requires planning, needs access to lot of material) If planning not done properly - no assurance of content quality

Conflicts are bound to arise. (dominating students ) Some may not take their responsibility seriously and let down the whole group THANK YOU

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