Implementation of the jigsaw technique
The educator leads students through a guided activity in which each student focuses on mastery of a predetermined subtask or concept. Students then combine their individual mastery with that of their peers by working collaboratively to achieve greater overall understanding.
The jigsaw technique is a method of organizing a classroom activity that requires students to depend on each other to succeed. The educator divides students into groups and breaks assignments into parts that the group assembles to complete the (jigsaw) puzzle. This technique was designed by social psychologist Elliot Aronson to help weaken racial cliques in forcibly integrated schools (Lestik and Plous, 2012).
-Suggested implementation: Gallery Walk
Following are the items you must submit to earn the micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn this micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other media) that demonstrate progress toward achieving a larger overall learning goal/objective through the use of the jigsaw technique.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on their experience of the jigsaw activity. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
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