Flash 15: Jigsaw Technique

Flash 15: Jigsaw Technique

Do you want your students to take more ownership over their learning? The Jigsaw Technique is a two-step teaching structure that supports student ownership over course content through discussion and synthesis and promotes cooperative learning. In this 15-minute micro session video, you’ll learn about the jigsaw technique, how you could implement it in your teaching context, and the modifications you could make to make this technique fit your teaching needs. Below the video you'll find a link to our interactive Jigsaw Technique Planning Tool that you can use to design a jigsaw for your own course.

Flash 15: Jigsaw Technique Video


Flash 15: Jigsaw Technique Planning Tool

The Jigsaw Technique Planning Tool walks you through the logistical questions you'll need to answer in order to implement this activity effectively. After answering the questions, a plan will be emailed to you with sample activity directions you can adapt and customize to your class. You can use this planning tool as many times as you want to design jigsaws for your classes.

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