Effectiveness of Jigsaw Teaching Technique on Surgical Nursing Students' Satisfaction and their Academic Achievements

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Beni Suef University

2 Alazhar University Hospital, Fellow of Medical-Surgical Nursing, New Damietta

3 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Sohag University, Egypt.

4 Assistant Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing Port Said University


Background: Making the teaching and learning strategies more student-friendly has helped to retain students' attention and insist in them the interest to learn and perform better. The Jigsaw Technique is one of the cooperative learning technique in which students equally participates, prepares, and leads a group thus learning for themselves as well as preparing for their group. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Jigsaw teaching technique on surgical nursing students' satisfaction and their academic achievements, Research design: A quasi-experimental study design was used. Research setting: The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing at Sohag University. Sampling: A purposive sample of 100 nursing students who are studying in the previously mentioned setting from the first academic year". Tools: The data was gathered using four tools: Tool 1. self-administered questionnaire, Tool 2. The nursing student's knowledge assessment tool: consisted of two parts: Part I: Nursing student's knowledge regarding health assessment topic (pre-posttest), Part I: Nursing student's knowledge regarding Jigsaw teaching technique, Tool 3. Tool II: Learning's Achievement questionnaire, 4. Students' Satisfaction Assessment Sheet. Results:  There was a significant difference between pre-and post regarding the students' achievement. Students in the jigsaw group exhibited more satisfaction concerning the teaching technique. Conclusion: The jigsaw teaching technique proved to be an effective educational learning tool for nursing students. The jigsaw teaching technique is effective in improving nursing students' satisfaction and their academic achievements during the course. Recommendations: It is advised that all nursing academic courses adopt the jigsaw teaching technique as a teaching methodology.