A Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Jigsaw Puzzle Method among General Nursing Diploma Students’ Academic Level of Performance at Oman Nursing Institute, Muscat

Dr. Lakshmi Renganathan
Jig saw Puzzle; Cooperative Teaching and Learning; Effectiveness; Quiz; General Nursing Diploma Students; Academic Level of performance
Background: There are many studies conducted on Cooperative Teaching and Learning methods shows that it improves level of academic performance yet no comparative study has been done among Jigsaw puzzle method.
Methods: Jigsaw Puzzle method is a Cooperative Teaching and Learning method was instituted for II year (162) and III year (127) General Nursing Diploma students. Quasi Experimental one group post-test design was adopted. After imparting jigsaw puzzle method, the quiz was conducted for both the groups at one week interval. Effectiveness of jigsaw was assessed and compared.
Results: The result indicates that the jigsaw puzzle method is effective by improving the all the student’s academic scores. However, the II year student’s performance was better than the III years.
Conclusion: Henceforth, it can be concluded that Jigsaw puzzle is effective for improving the knowledge level of the nurs¬ing students.
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Received : 03 December 2019  

Accepted : 20 May 2020

Published : 04 June 2020  

DOI: 10.30726/ijmrss/v7.i2.2020.72003

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