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Combining Jigsaw Classroom Pedagogy to Team Based Learning (TBL)-Technology and e-Blackboard in Nursing Education: Attaching Innovative Pieces to the Puzzle

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Abstract: Background: Today’s nursing profession required to know so much more content and learn it in a much shorter time and stored for a long period until updates and innovations will arrived. The content saturation often seems overwhelming, for both nursing students and faculty. Academic institutions are devising new strategies to meet this challenge; thus, several teaching strategies are being proposed and implemented for this noble purpose. Objective: The study sought to determine the effectiveness of the teaching-learning model of combined jigsaw pedagogy, TBL, and e-Blackboard teaching strategies to improve the academic performance of nursing students of Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences (FCMS). Methods: The study utilized mixed method, and exploratory design of research, which is composed of the quasi-experimental design for the quantitative part and an exploratory descriptive design for the qualitative part of the study. Results: The analysis of variance (ANOVA) between the two groups for both the pretest and post test is conducted. It is worthwhile to note that the pretest results both groups showed “no significant difference” (N = 22; sig. = 0.905) in the scores. But when introduced with different teaching techniques and given posttest, the two groups show “significant difference” (N = 22; sig. = 0.000) in their mean score. This was further supported that the mean score of the experimental group improved significantly. This simply implies that the differentiating methods and additional techniques used show an improvement to the learning of the students. Conclusions: It revealed that Jigsaw as an alternative learning strategy done outside from the traditional learning set up is an effective strategy when tested to nursing students of Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences. The study is in consonance to the claim of other experts that tested Jigsaw in over four decades that it is an effective strategy for learning and developing other skills such as leadership and social engagements. This study suggests proliferating the idea of Jigsaw to other programs of the college as a new dimension of learning.

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