Abstract—The purposes of this research were to 1) develop
cooperative learning using jigsaw activities to improve learning
achievement and self-directed learning behaviors of master
nursing students, and 2) test the effectiveness of the cooperative
learning using jigsaw activities.
The findings revealed the following information:
1. Cooperative learning using jigsaw activities was developed. The jigsaw learning activities were divided into 6 steps; Step 1: Introduce cooperative learning using jigsaw activities, Step 2: Assign students to expert groups and learning groups, of which each student was assigned to be in an expert group for certain topics and learning groups for other topics, Step 3: The students in the expert groups cooperate with each other, study and share knowledge, Step 4: The students in the expert groups return to their learning groups, Step 5: The students in the learning groups cooperate with each other, with expert peer facilitation, and Step 6: Evaluation.
2. After participating in the activities, there was a statistically significant increase in learning achievement scores (p < .01) and self-directed learning scores (p < .01).
This study affirms that the cooperative learning using jigsaw activities improve students’ learning achievement and self-directed learning behaviors.
Index Terms—Jigsaw activities, learning achievement, self-directed learning.
The authors are with Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (Corresponding author: Charuwan Kritpracha; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Charuwan Kritpracha, Wipa Sae-Sia, Orawan Nukaew, Piyanuch Jittanoon, Sopen Chunuan, and Ophat Kaosaiyaporn, "The Development of Cooperative Learning Using Jigsaw Activities for Learning Achievement and Self-directed Learning Behaviors of Master Nursing Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 913-917, 2018.