Jigsaw Group 1

Link back to Main ADT Group Session WIki

Step 1: Share the findings of your base groups with each other:

As you listen to the changes in teaching practices that are suggested, each one of you make a note of those that you, individually, are currently using and those that you are not using right now, but would consider using in your own teaching (assuming that you could have the necessary training/support in helping you learn any additional skills that you may need in order to implement these strategies).

Step 2: Appoint a recorder. On the Jigsaw 2 Wiki for your group:

(a) List the strategies that your group members have listed as currently using
  • lectures; essays exams; don't assume common knowledge; wider range of evaluation tools; strategies for coping with independent vs collaborative work such as providing examples of work that is acceptable, use for formal proofs but asking students to list the name of others with whom they have worked; provide expectations or models of what constitutes a well done assignment; less group work outside of class--or different types of group work; provide content in a variety of ways; types of class notes vary (e.g., providing outlines or complete notes, etc.); expect students to be able to access information easily;

(b) List the strategies that you would consider using in the future (based on what you have learned from others):
  • [enter your ideas here] legitimizing collaborative work but accounting for collaborative work; asking students to get information on their own rather than provide it to them; use a wiki for collaborative work; critique web sites using CARS and providing link to this rubric (credibility, accuracy, etc.); evaluating the class frequently--e.g., what have you learned this week? Not just relying on mid-term evaluation; random use of reflection papers/1 minute papers; create a more story-rich environment: students' stories, not just teacher's stories;