|Other Titles:||<Reports>Integrating the Knowledge Constructive Jigsaw Method into a Space Education Program|
|Authors:||村中, 崇信 |
|Author's alias:||Muranaka, Takanobu|
Knowledge Constructive Jigsaw Method
|Abstract:||This study discusses the integration of a collaborative learning method called the “Knowledge Constructive Jigsaw”(KCJ) into a space education program at Chukyo University using a satellite communication lab experiment intended tointroduce undergraduates to space engineering. The program was designed so that it would resemble a familiar spacecommunication experiment, thus allowing beginners in space engineering to perform it without possessing highly technicalknowledge. The KCJ method was adapted to the experiment’s procedures in order to improve the program’s educationaleffectiveness. A small group dubbed the “jigsaw group” devised these procedures by integrating what each group memberlearned in the “expert group.” Each of them was called an “expert, ” and was trained to obtain the technical skills necessaryto conduct the experiment in the expert group. Obtaining these aforementioned skills increased participants’ motivationduring the experiments. Moreover, communication among members in each group grew sufficiently to facilitate theexchange of technical knowledge between them. These results demonstrate that the jigsaw method not only enabledbeginners to obtain technical skills but also promoted an interest in space. In the future, jigsaw groups should be formedaccording to each member’s level of expertise, and educational support should be provided for group activities in order toassess the scalability of the KCJ method to engineering domains.|
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