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Let us complete the puzzle together: a jigsaw cooperative learning trial on optical graduate course

Paper Abstract

Traditional lectures do hardly satisfy or benefit all of graduate students because of their diversity background, which might lead to inactive in the class, especially when the courses are professionally concentrated. Jigsaw cooperative learning (JCL), a student-centered learning method which engages all students and is beneficial in facilitating relationship-building, might be an alternative solution. A trial was made in an optical course “Optical Interferometric Measurement (OIM)”. However, the first trial we made is hardly counted as success. After thorough analysis on all factors that might cause the frustration, a new course plan is formed detailed. In this paper, we would like share our trials made in the course, both the unsuccessful one and the one work in progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111432J (2 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523386
Show Author Affiliations
Ya Zhou, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yao Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Shanshan Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yuejin Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Liquan Dong, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yong Song, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11143:
Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard; Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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