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The Jigsaw Classroom in 10 Easy Steps

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Culture - Explore Japan Japan has absorbed many ideas from other countries over the course of its history, including technology, customs, and forms of cultural expression, and has developed its unique culture while integrating these imports. The Japanese lifestyle today is a rich blend of Asian-influenced traditional culture and Western-influenced modern culture. Traditional Culture The Jigsaw Classroom: Overview of the Technique Overview of the Technique The jigsaw classroom is a cooperative learning technique with a three-decade track record of successfully reducing racial conflict and increasing positive educational outcomes. Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each piece--each student's part--is essential for the completion and full understanding of the final product.

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Peer-Led Team Learning Developed Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis What is Peer-Led Team Learning? The Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshops generally supplement the lecture. PLTL can be used in a course with any size enrollment. Under the PLTL model, undergraduate students who have done well in the class previously are recruited and trained as workshop leaders or peer leaders who guide the efforts of a group of six to eight students. These peer-led groups meet weekly (separate from the lecture and the instructor) to work together on problems that are carefully structured to help the students build conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.

AER Chapter 4: Templates and Tools - Intermediate Story: Gradual Release of Responsibility Mode AER GAINS Home Illustrations Video Resources Print & Other Resources The Demands Of Teaching: 10 Top Teacher Training Needs by Justin Marquis, Ph. D “Those who can’t do, teach.” MIST: Treisman's Model Model Overview: Collaborative learning: Faculty sponsorship: Additional Uri Treisman Links: Model Overview: In the late 1970's and early 1980's, graduate student Uri Treisman at the University of California, Berkeley, was working on the problem of high failure rates of minority students in undergraduate calculus courses. According to Treisman (1985), the African-American calculus students at Berkeley "were valedictorians and leaders of church youth groups, individuals who were the pride of their communities. ... Thus, these students had come to Berkeley highly motivated and under great pressure to succeed'' (p. 21). Nevertheless, folklore blamed the high failure rates on the students' lack of motivation, lack of educational background, and lack of family emphasis on education (Treisman, 1992).