Jigsaw Classroom

Elliot Aronson developed the jigsaw cooperative learning technique, and this site provides teachers guidance for implementing it in their classrooms. The guidance includes 10-step-process for using the technique, tips, potential problem areas and how to avoid them, and background information with case studies.

The jigsaw classroom is a cooperative learning technique with a three-decade track record of successfully reducing 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. If each student’s part is essential, then each student is essential; and that is precisely what makes this strategy so effective.