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THREE METHODS TO
GROUPSThree methods of teachers can utilize for
effective discussion groups in classroom settings
1. The Jigsaw Method
2. Think, Pair, Share
3. Role Playing
What is the Jigsaw
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
What is Think, Pair,
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
thoughts and insights can
then be shared with the group
as a whole.
Steps for implementing the Think, Pair, Share
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.