Practical report on flipped jigsaw collaborative learning of english as a foreign language

Yoshiko Goda, Masanori Yamada, Hideya Matsukawa, Kojiro Hata, Seisuke Yasunami

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Abstract

This research reported on a trial practice of a flipped jigsaw collaborative learning (flipped jigsaw) of English as a foreign language (EFL) at a university in Japan. Its design, preparation, implementation, and overall evaluation were introduced. Individual works set as outside-class activities adopted a flipped classroom approach to jigsaw collaborative learning to free more class time for collaborative learning. The EFL students needed more opportunities to practice their target language with quality interactions among other students and teachers. The flipped jigsaw was designed to increase learners' quality interactions and reach their higher cognitive goals. Three video clips were selected for expert group learning, and a report with four open-ended questions was assigned to each expert group as a pre-expert group discussion activity. The expert group discussion was conducted face-to-face in a classroom, and the jigsaw group discussion was held in an online chat format. The overall evaluation based on students' perceptions of the flipped jigsaw (Class A: N = 89, Class B: N = 74) indicated that they might think that they were practicing English more than in the usual computer-assisted language learning activities. Interest in the final topic, expectation to improve their English, and satisfaction scored over 3 points in a 6-point Likert questionnaire. The results showed slightly positive attitudes toward the flipped jigsaw, regardless of the registered classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYu-Ju Lan, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Chengjiu Yin, Hiroaki Ogata, Wenli Chen, Ming-Fong Jan, Sahana Murthy, Ying-Tien Wu, Siu Cheung Kong, Xiaoqing Gu, Beaumie Kim, Yongwu Miao, Niwat Srisawasdi, Yuping Wang, Chiu-Pin Lin, Carol H.C. Chu, Jari Laru, Miguel Nussbaum, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ju-Ling Shih, Amali Weerasinghe, Weiqin Chen, Feiyue Qiu, Vania Dimitrova, Ching-Kun Hsu, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang, Tore Hoel, Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Jon Mason, Hitoshi Sasaki, Li Zhang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages591-595
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801458
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 302015 Dec 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period15/11/3015/12/4

Keywords

  • EFL learning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Jigsaw collaborative learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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