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ERIC Number: ED317045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot: A Jigsaw Lesson in Point of View.
Cromwell, Carole; Sasser, Linda
A problem-solving exercise based on the principle of cooperative learning and designed for use in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom is described and demonstrated. The problem-posing method, which uses students' lives and problems as a focus of discussion in the second language classroom, is outlined. By using carefully selected words or pictures (codes), the teacher draws issues out of the students. The students are then asked to analyze these issues and arrive at solutions. The three parts of the method (listening, dialoguing, and action) and the five problem-solving questions are explained. The problem-solving exercise is then presented. The exercise uses a variant of traditional jigsaw, a formal cooperative structure of cooperative learning, the problem-posing technique, and the natural approach to ESL. The exercise is designed for students of intermediate fluency at the secondary school level. Using this exercise, team members receive a short story in letter form and must decipher and analyze the possible points of view expressed, paragraph by paragraph, in a 3-day procedure. The letter (problem) and a team worksheet are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A