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The jigsaw technique is a method of cooperative learning which makes the students depend and help each other in acquiring knowledge. This technique divides the class into groups to work on small problems with the purpose of collaborating into a final outcome. Jigsaw method is simple, comfortable to adopt and easy to implement. Jigsaw method facilitates active learning without traditional lecturing. It is a peer teaching method as an attempt to shift from a teacher to the learner-centred paradigm. The main aim of the study is to develop cooperative learning by using of Jigsaw technique among the 1 st year medical students for learning concepts of biochemistry. And to determine the effectiveness of the Jigsaw technique by post-assessment of their knowledge of biochemistry. A total of 100 medical students were recruited and their pre-knowledge on the concepts of biochemistry was assessed. The students were trained by using the Jigsaw technique and their post knowledge was assessed. In our present, around 28 students in the pretest scored below 60% marks and only 4 students in the post-test scored below 60%, indicating that there was a remarkable improvement in the scores of these students. And also 85 students scored above 80% marks. Jigsaw technique contribute to a better understanding of the concepts, facilitates active learning, problemsolving, improves analytical skills and logical thinking, enhances communication skills among students.


Cooperative learning Jigsaw technique MBBS students

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Krishna Veni D V, Neetha Kundoor, & Radhakishan N. (2020). Jigsaw method as an effective co-operative learning method to understand biochemistry concepts for First year MBBS students. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 3506-3510.