Jigsaw is a collaborative group activity in which students are interdependent to achieve a common goal.

Decorative jigsaw image


  1. In part one, each group is provided a different prompt. The group members become experts on that prompt and create a group response.
  2. In part two, new groups are the formed; comprised of students from different expert groups. Each student in the intermixed group is expected to teach the other group members their prompt-response from their previous group, “expert group”. The intermixed groups then complete a new task.

The success of the group depends on each individual and therefore prompts engagement from individual students.

Kent State University