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  • 1. AN OVERVIEW OF DISCUSSION GROUPS By Melissa Winfield-Corbett
  • 2. ACCORDING TO THE LEARNING PYRAMID 50% RETAIN INFORMATION BY ENGAGING IN EFFECTIVE DISCUSSION.
  • 3. THREE METHODS TO EFFECTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPSThree methods of teachers can utilize for effective discussion groups in classroom settings are: 1. The Jigsaw Method 2. Think, Pair, Share 3. Role Playing
  • 4. What is the Jigsaw Method? The Jigsaw method is a cooperative learning technique in which students work in small groups. Jigsaw can be used in a variety of ways for a variety of goals, but it is primarily used for the acquisition and presentation of new material, review, or informed debate. Components of the jigsaw method 
  • 5. MODEL OF JIGSAW A
  • 6. MODEL OF A JIGSAW B
  • 7. What is Think, Pair, Share? Think, Pair, Share is a strategy teachers can utilize to help facilitate instruction. This strategy enables learners to reflect on their thinking during lessons and discuss their thoughts with a partner to reinforce understanding. These thoughts and insights can then be shared with the group as a whole.
  • 8. Sequential Model Steps for implementing the Think, Pair, Share Model:
  • 9. WHAT IS ROLE PLAYING? Role playing is a process of experiential learning. People are invited to participate in a role play. Two or more volunteers are given different positions to play in a discussion (or conflict) on the topic under consideration. Some might be given the role of advocating the pros, some the cons, some the devils advocate, etc. This allows the whole group to see and then discuss the same topic (or conflict). The observers are invited to discuss the role play and the issues raised in the role play after it is over.
  • 10. BENEFITS OF ROLE PLAYING