ERIC Number: EJ1014333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Jigsaw Variations and Attitudes about Learning and the Self in Cognitive Psychology
Crone, Travis S.; Portillo, Mary C.
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n3 p246-251 Jul 2013
Jigsaw classroom research has primarily explored racial relationships at the primary and secondary educational levels. The present study explored whether the jigsaw classroom would have an effect on students' attitudes about their own academic abilities and practices at the university level. The present study also sought to illuminate the necessary time course for the technique. Three sections of students in a cognitive psychology course participated. One section received a full jigsaw exposure, one received a reduced jigsaw exposure, and one received no jigsaw exposure. Posttests reveal that students given the full jigsaw exposure report an increased ability to teach psychological concepts to other students compared to the control condition. Moreover, there is evidence that the jigsaw technique increases the students' ability to communicate orally and their belief in themselves as scholars.
Descriptors: Psychology, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Psychology, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Control Groups, Cooperative Learning, Minority Groups, Institutional Characteristics, College Students, Attitude Measures, Multivariate Analysis, Item Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Likert Scales
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