OPTIMIZING OF JIGSAW STRATEGY TO IMPROVE LEARNING ACHIEVEMENTS IN AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL
Rofiah, Nurul Hidayati
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Jigsaw strategy is one of the alternatives can be used in an inclusive school to improve learning achievement. The inclusive school is a formal education includes children in need special to follow learning together with learners in general. The inclusive school is expected to realize the organization of education that values diversity, it is not discriminatory to all learners who have abnormalities of physical, emotional, mental and social, or have the potential intelligence and special telents or to acquire quality education according to the needs and ability. Jigsaw strategy gives the students opportunity to cooperate with fellow students in a structured tasks. The role of the media as an important aspect in the success of learning especially mental retardation learners with varying forms of media such as shaped images, sounds/audio, video, and more. In the aplication of jigsaw strategy, it needs the willingness and the ability as well as the teacher’s creativity to manage the class, so the teacher will be more active especially in making well-done lesson plans, class management in action, and make assigment for student in groups.