Events

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL): A student-centered team-learning approach to STEM instruction
Speaker: 
Professor Rick Moog (Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Chemistry)
Host: Professor Dorian Canelas
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:40am to 1:10pm
Location: French Family Science Center 2237
Contact: 
Rosenthal, Janet
660-1527

Link for Professor Moog

Abstract:  Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered team-learning pedagogy based on research on how students learn. In a POGIL learning environment, students work in self-managed teams using specially designed activities that lead them to discover, develop and apply key concepts and ideas. In addition to content mastery, a POGIL learning environment emphasizes the development of important process skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, and metacognition. The instructor’s role is primarily to facilitate and assist the teams in reaching these goals. This presentation will include an introduction to both the philosophical basis of this approach and the practical aspects of implementing it in the classroom. The impact on student performance and success will also be addressed.