Group Scribbles to support knowledge building in jigsaw method

Chee Kit LOOI, Chiu-Pin LIN, Kuo-Ping LIU

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The jigsaw method empowers students to build their own knowledge through successive engagement through interactions in original group discussions and in expert group discussions. However, when students return to their original group to share with teammates what they have learned in their expert groups, they may need to review the records of the previous discussion in order to integrate and share the key ideas arising from that discussion. Paper-and-pencil records often do not meet students' needs for sharing and discussion, thereby affecting the efficacy and efficiency of the learning and knowledge-building (KB) processes. Group Scribbles (GS) is an activity tool that enables the collaborative generation, collection, and aggregation of ideas through a shared space. The aim of this study is to deploy GS with Tablet PCs to facilitate 12 graduate school students doing cooperative learning by the jigsaw method and to examine how GS supports KB deeper understanding through interactive questioning, dialogue, and continuous improvement of ideas. Results of this exploratory study suggest that a GS-mediated cooperative learning jigsaw model could positively benefit students in their interaction and KB processes. Copyright © 2008 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
JournalIEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


Looi, C.-K., Lin, C.-P., & Liu, K.-P. (2008). Group Scribbles to support knowledge building in jigsaw method. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 1(3), 157-164. doi: 10.1109/TLT.2008.20


  • Cooperative learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Jigsaw method
  • Knowledge building


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