International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Lam Thi Phan
The paper is a research of applying jigsaw technique conducted with English-majored freshmen in higher education. Both of qualitative and quantitative methods were employed in the research. The results show that jigsaw brought a lot of advantages in improving studentsâ€™ reading comprehension ability. The students have students more opportunities to share ideas, assisting and encouraging each otherâ€™s efforts to achieve the learning goals; working together creates a collaborative learning context that brings an active classroom atmosphere so that jigsaw boost studentsâ€™ learning and academic achievement. In generally, the students shows favourable attitudes towards to application of jigsaw in the classroom. Thus, the researcher suggests that EFL teachers consider using jigsaw technique in reading classes.