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The Jigsaw Classroom

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The jigsaw technique is a cooperative learning approach that reduces racial conflict among learners, promotes better learning, improves learner motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience.

John Dalziel's insight:

I wonder how many learners, attending Initial Teacher Training courses, are made aware of the "Jigsaw" Teaching Strategy?
If they are, I guess it will be as "just one in a number of cooperative learning strategies".
In fact, researchers have found that Jigsaw in particular improves learners’ social-emotional learning; learners demonstrated increased feelings of...
   - autonomy,
   - competence, and
   - intrinsic motivation (Hänze & Berger, 2007).
Jigsaw learners also demonstrate...
   - improved attitudes toward their peers and
   - reduced indicators of racial prejudice (Walker & Crogan, 1998).
Many practitioners are looking for ways to help learners become more independent learners who also function well in groups.
Used, as and when appropriate, Jigsaw can fulfil those needs.

If you’re new to the Jigsaw strategy a video that will show you how to do it or, if you've tried Jigsaw without success, may help you fine-tune , is available to view at...
https://www.youtube.com/embed/euhtXUgBEts ;

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Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning

Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning | technologies | Scoop.it
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The National Education Association (NEA), is the USA's largest professional employee organization, which is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
Their website has a wide range of content, including this Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning Section.
A site well worth a closer look by practitioners here in the UK

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