Jigsaw Activity

This strategy will help students to:

  • work in groups to become experts in different areas
  • share and disseminate information
  • helps learners to clarify their own understanding and ask questions of thers


1.Breakout into groups:
• Ask students to make small groups and allocate each one a number (i.e. 1, 2, 3).
This is their home group.
• Ask students to find others with the same number as them and create a separate group. This is their expert group.
• Assign each expert group a concept, framework or theory to master. As a group, they
should determine a way to explain their piece of the puzzle to others.

2.Report back to home group:
• Ask students to explain their piece of the puzzle, ensuring that all their home group
members understand the material.

3.Discuss with home group:
• Ask students to connect the various pieces and put together the whole jigsaw, so that
students are able to see where each part fits into the bigger picture.

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