Advancing Student-Active Learning in Ecology Education
NEW! Jigsaw Newsletter. Volume 3 Issue 8 highlights teaching resources on Conservation
Jigsaw Newsletters highlight:
- Active-learning of ecological concepts
- ESA events for ecology educators and instructors
- New Resources in EcoEd Digital Library
- Reports and Articles on STEM education and science education research
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Why is this newsletter titled Jigsaw?
The term “jigsaw” refers to a a popular cooperative learning strategy for material that can easily be divided into 3-4 logical sub-components. The idea is that students first work with team members to become “expert” on one aspect of the whole (e.g. part of a text chapter). Then the class is rearranged into a second set of groups so that each second team has someone who is expert on each sub-component (e.g. each part of the chapter). Students in the second group teach one another each segment and then, with all the jigsaw pieces now available, they put them together to solve a puzzle. (http://www.esa.org/tiee/teach/teach_glossary.html#jigsaw)
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