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ERIC Number: EJ913385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Protein-Sequencing Jigsaw
Davis-McGibony, C. Michele
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n4 p409-411 Apr 2010
The jigsaw technique has been used in a fourth-year biochemistry course to increase problem-solving abilities of the students. The jigsaw method is a cooperative-learning technique that involves a group structure. Students start with a "home" group. That group is responsible for learning an assigned portion of a task. Then the instructor separates students into new groups, the "jigsaw groups", by assigning one member from each home group to a new group. In the jigsaw group, students share information and complete some sort of project or product: in this case, several protein-sequencing problems. The implementation of this technique increased student scores in this particular area on an individual exam and on the final exam. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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