The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
Page No. 596 - 599

Jigsaw Learning Technique: Addressing Problems of Implementation

Authors : Hafizah Husain, Aini Husain, Salina Abdul Samad and Dzuraidah Abdul Wahab

Abstract: Cooperative learning methods have been widely used to maximize students’ achievement and outcomes. Jigsaw technique, a subset of cooperative learning was considered to be effective in increasing significant educational outcomes, such as critical thinking and problem solving skills. However, the implementation of jigsaw strategy requires proper planning and management to obtain excellent results. This study shares the common problems faced in engaging this strategy and suggestions to minimize those problems. The population of study consists of 54 undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Comments made by the students were gathered at the end of the year. The findings were analysed and the reflections on the technique was discussed. It was concluded that the jigsaw technique is well received but there are weaknesses in the implementation and lecturers should pay more attention to the details at the planning stage.

How to cite this article:

Hafizah Husain, Aini Husain, Salina Abdul Samad and Dzuraidah Abdul Wahab, 2013. Jigsaw Learning Technique: Addressing Problems of Implementation. The Social Sciences, 8: 596-599.

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