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The Jigsaw Classroom in 10 Easy Steps

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PLTL Community 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 Traditional performing arts that continue to thrive in Japan today include kabuki, noh, kyogen, and bunraku. Kabuki is a form of classical theater that evolved in the early seventeenth century. A scene from the noh play Dojoji (Kin-no-Hoshi, Watanabe Shashinjo) Noh is Japan's oldest form of musical theater. Kyogen is a type of classical comic theater that is performed with highly stylized actions and lines. Bunraku, which became popular around the end of the sixteenth century, is a kind of puppet theater that is performed to the accompaniment of narrative singing and music played on the shamisen (a three-stringed instrument).

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. Here is how it works: The students in a history class, for example, are divided into small groups of five or six students each. Eventually each student will come back to her or his jigsaw group and will try to present a well-organized report to the group. To increase the chances that each report will be accurate, the students doing the research do not immediately take it back to their jigsaw group. Once each presenter is up to speed, the jigsaw groups reconvene in their initial heterogeneous configuration. What is the benefit of the jigsaw classroom?

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Education | The Observer Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job than, say, one who knows how to configure a peer-to-peer network of devices, set up an organisation-wide Google calendar and find out where the most reliable sources of venture capital are, I wonder? The former set of skills are taught in schools, the latter are not. We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past. In school examinations, learners must reproduce facts from memory, solve problems using their minds and paper alone. The curriculum lists things that children must learn. One of the teachers who works with me said to her class of nine-year-olds: "There is something called electromagnetic radiation that we can't see, can you figure out what it is?" One of them says: "Aren't we going to do any work?" "What do you think you were doing?" "Learning about electromagnetism." "What's work, then?"

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. Why Use Peer-Led Team Learning? PLTL increases student engagement, motivation and performance. Workshop leaders themselves reap significant ongoing benefits from their roles. Peer-Led Team Learning offers a number of educational opportunities: (Project Kaleidoscope, 2007) Resources

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Jigsaws Developed by Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College "When efforts are structured cooperatively, there is considerable evidence that students will exert more effort to achieve - learn more, use higher-level reasoning strategies more frequently, build more complete and complex conceptual structures, and retain information learned more accurately" (Johnson and Johnson, 1999, Making Cooperative Learning Work). Over the years, the jigsaw technique has been the most popular cooperative learning strategy among faculty who have participated in On the Cutting Edge Course Design workshops. The jigsaw technique is a simple, well-structured cooperative learning structure that emphasizes both individual accountability and achievement of group goals, both of which are critical for improved student learning in cooperative settings. What are jigsaws? In a jigsaw, the class is divided into several teams, with each team preparing separate but related assignments. Learn more about jigsaws Why use jigsaws?

Classroom Discussion Strategies | Engnology Classroom Discussions play an important role in student learning. It engages students, allows them to practice important life skills and is also a form of assessment. I rely on these interactions to help me gauge student understanding of topics we are studying. First Things First - Establish classroom guidelines for discussions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Strategies 1. *4 chairs placed in the middle of the room, while all students form an outside circle around the center group, thus forming a “fishbowl” effect. *The 4 students sitting in the middle are the only ones allowed to speak. *If an outside circle student wishes to speak they must “tap-out” (on the shoulder) one of the 4 people. *Students on the outside can be listening, backchanneling on a TodaysMeet, or taking notes on paper. 2. *Provide students with a list of statements. *Designate opposite areas in the classroom as “Agree” and “Disagree” zones *Teacher reads the statement and students move to the area that represents their response. 3.

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