The Jigsaw Classroom

Reese, Susan
April 2009
Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers;Apr2009, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p8
The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the jigsaw classroom technique which started in 1971 in Austin, Texas. Its advantages include most teachers find it easy to learn and enjoy doing it and can be used with other teaching strategies. One problem when implementing it is that a dominant student may try to take over and control the group. Ten steps for the jigsaw classroom technique according to a website by Elliot Aronson, a professor at the University of Texas, are listed.


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