The Jigsaw method is a cooperative learning technique in which students work in small groups. Jigsaw can  be used in a variety of ways for a variety of goals, but it is primarily used for the acquisition and presentation of new material, review, or informed debate. In this method, each group member is assigned to become an "expert" on some aspect of a unit of study. After reading about their area of expertise, the experts from different groups meet to discuss their topic, and then return to their groups and take turns teaching their topics to their groupmates.

* Overview of the Technique

* The Jigsaw Technique

History of the Jigsaw

Jigsaw in 10 Easy Steps

Tips on Implementation

* Some Tips on Using the Jigsaw

*Cooperative Learning Structure: Jigsaw

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