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- Students are divided into about four to six "expert" groups.
- Members in each individual expert group will research, examine, and become familiar of an assigned topic; they are now the experts.
- Groups are then rearranged so that each new group, the "jigsaw" group, will have members from all expert groups.
- All "experts" are now responsible to teach the topic they are responsible of to everyone in the jigsaw group.
- Jigsaw encourages listening, engagement, interaction and peer teaching by giving each member of the group an essential part to play in learning.
- Students learn to develop teamwork and corporate learning skills.
- Students must be actively engaged and explain what they have learned to their peers.
- Both individual and group accountability are built into the process.
Instructional Strategies Online: http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/jigsaw/
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