Overview of the Technique

History of the Jigsaw Classroom

Jigsaw in 10 Easy Steps

Tips on Implementation

Books and Articles Related to the Jigsaw Technique

Chapter 1 of Aronson's Book "Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine"

Links on Cooperative Learning and School Violence

About Elliot Aronson and This Web Site

About Elliot Aronson
and This Web Site

Elliot Aronson is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He has long-standing research interests in social influence and attitude change, cognitive dissonance, research methodology, and interpersonal attraction. Professor Aronson's experiments are aimed both at testing theory and at improving the human condition by influencing people to change dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors.

Professor Aronson received his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1954, his M.A. from Wesleyan University in 1956, and his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1959. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas, and the University of California. In 1999, he won the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, making him the only psychologist to have won APA's highest awards in all three major academic categories: distinguished writing (1973), distinguished teaching (1980), and distinguished research (1999).

Best on the Web for Teachers This web site is an effort to share some of the results from Professor Aronson's research on cooperative learning techniques. The site was co-designed by Mike Lestik and Scott Plous, and is hosted by Social Psychology Network. All digital images were donated by Photodisc.

NPR Interview with Elliot Aronson For more information on Elliot Aronson, please see his SPN Profile. You are also invited to listen to a National Public Radio interview in which he discusses his latest book (coauthored with Carol Tavris), Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts.

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