A Matter of Strategy
Foster Cooperative Adult Learning with the Jigsaw Method
In an audience filled with instructional coaches, curriculum directors, and technology advocates, I asked, "Did you know that the Jigsaw Method has an effect size of 1.20? This makes it one of the most powerful ways to introduce new skills and knowledge to students of all ages."
Then, I paused for a moment to look at my audience of adult learners before saying, "That effect size is about 3x the growth of a normal academic year for K-12 students." Eyebrows shot up, and suddenly, I had everyone's attention.
Below I'll dive into this powerful high-effect size instructional strategy, and a few steps for executing it yourself.