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Currently submitted to: JMIR Medical Education

Date Submitted: Apr 13, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: Apr 13, 2020 - Jun 8, 2020
(currently open for review)

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“ Effectiveness of Jigsaw Learning Method Among Medical Students”

  • Jayalakshmi Malavar; 



Jig saw technique is a form of cooperative learning strategy which is used in education. It allows students to actively participate in learning process. It divides a class room into groups and breaks assignments into pieces and later lets the group complete the puzzle with a group leader in charge of the activity. Jigsaw is for enhancement of teaching and learning to improve current scenario.


To assess the effectiveness of Jigsaw method, determine the outcome of Jigsaw and traditional didactic lecture.


100 students of 3rd phase MBBS were attended the didactic lecture, out of which 30 was included as study participants. IEA was taken and informed consent was taken from participants. Pre-test of 5 open ended questions was given to participants. Questions were based on the topic covered in didactic class. 20 minutes was given to answer. Next sensitization of participants to Jig saw technique was done. 30 students were divided into 5 Jigsaw groups with one group leader. Each group was assigned specific topic covered in didactic class.30 minutes was given to groups to study. Evaluation of participants was done. At the end of programme, the same questionnaire was given to participants as post-test and scoring was given. Data was analysed by using test of significance Chi-Square


Post test score was high in comparison with pretest. The p-value was found to be statistically significant.


Jigsaw method improves students learning.


Please cite as:

Malavar J

“ Effectiveness of Jigsaw Learning Method Among Medical Students”

JMIR Preprints. 13/04/2020:19305

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.19305


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