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Jigsaw Collaborative Learning in the Large Enrollment Flipped Classroom: A Design-based Research Study
Liru Hu

Last modified: 2018-04-18


How to promote students’ engagement is a challenge facing large enrollment classes. The flipped classroom is an effective pedagogical technique that can facilitate active learning in class. The jigsaw model is a collaborative learning technique that can promote interdependence, and individual accountability. It has great potential in facilitating connections between students in large classes. In this study, a design-based research method was adopted to explore the integration of the jigsaw model, and the “Explore-Flip-Apply” flipped classroom model. An educational intervention prototype was designed based on these two models, as well as the theory of student involvement and sequences of pedagogical structure. Educational interventions would be revised in successive iterations. Supported by synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication, this jigsaw-based flipped classroom model was finally expected to address the challenges facing the large enrollment flipped classroom, and effectively promote students’ involvement in university-level general courses. General design principles of effective collaborative learning environments in large enrollment classes would also be concluded.