Jigsaw Newsletter

Jigsaw Newletter Advancing Student-Active Learning in Ecology Education

NEW! Jigsaw Newsletter. Volume 3 Issue 10 highlights teaching resources on invasive species

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)

Jigsaw Archive
All archived issues of Jigsaw are provided in .PDF format.

Volume 3

Feb. 2014
Fisheries

Mar. 2014
Invasive Species

Nov. 2013
Conservation

Oct. 2013
Climate Change

Sept. 2013
Communities and Disturbance
Aug. 2013
Forests

Jul. 2013
Rainforests

Jun. 2013
Oceans
May 2013
Grasslands

Apr. 2013
Lakes

Volume 2

Mar. 2013
Mountains

Feb. 2013
Rivers and Streams

Jan. 2013
Deserts
Dec. 2012

Nov. 2012

Oct. 2012
Land Use

Sept. 2012
Pollution

Aug. 2012
Biomes

Jul. 2012
Indigenous Science and Knowledge
Jun. 2012
Alternative Energy

May 2012
Biological Diversity

Apr. 2012
Soil

Volume 1

Mar. 2012
World Water Day

Feb. 2012
Technology in Field Ecology

Jan. 2012
Dec. 2011

Nov. 2011

Oct. 2011

Sept. 2011

Aug. 2011

Jul. 2011

Jun. 2011

May 2011

Apr. 2011.

Featured Reports
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