The Jigsaw Method

Developed in 1971 by Dr. Elliot Aronson, the jigsaw method is a style of teaching where students are tasked with mastering and re-teaching concepts to their peers. Topics for a particular class session are divided evenly amongst students who will work in small groups to peruse assigned reading, gather key topics, and become "experts" on the content. Afterwards, sometimes at the beginning of the next class session, one member of each group will form a "jigsaw" where they come together and share highlights of their assigned topic.