Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

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    • Students learn better when they are working together in self-managed teams.

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    • Knowledge is personal. Students enjoy themselves more and develop greater ownership over material given the opportunity to construct their own understanding.

    • Working through a POGIL activity
    • Students are fully engaged in content material.

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    • Students who are part of an interactive community are more likely to be successful.

    • Facilitation in a large class at the Universtity of Washington in Seattle, WA
    • Cooperative learning fosters positive attitudes toward subject matter.

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    •  A discovery-based team environment energizes students.

    • POGIL in action
    • Learning is not a solitary task.

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The POGIL Project Names Pirmann and Shepherd Inaugural Winners of Early Achievement Award


Read Adrianna Kezar and Sean Gehrke's 3-year study of STEM Communities of Practice


See the new video honoring Rick Moog, Jim Spencer and Frank Creegan's James Flack Norris Award


Rick Moog Earns National Teaching Honor from American Chemical Society



What is POGIL?

POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning.

POGIL originated in college chemistry departments in 1994; there are now well over 1000 implementers in a wide range of disciplines in high schools and colleges around the country.

POGIL uses guided inquiry – a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention and application – as the basis for many of the carefully designed materials that students use to guide them to construct new knowledge.  

POGIL is a student-centered strategy; students work in small groups with individual roles to ensure that all students are fully engaged in the learning process.

POGIL activities focus on core concepts and encourage a deep understanding of the course material while developing higher-order thinking skills.

POGIL develops process skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication through cooperation and reflection, helping students become lifelong learners and preparing them to be more competitive in a global market.

Upcoming Events

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    • 3-Hour Workshop (rescheduled) - Touro College, NYC ($100 stipend)
    • Fri 07/29/16
    • New York, NY
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • 1-Day workshop in NYC at Touro College with speakers Troy Wolfskill (Chemistry, Stony Brook University) and...
    • 1-Day Introductory Workshop - Acalanes Union HS District
    • Mon 08/08/16
    • Walnut Creek, CA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • A workshop to introduce science teachers to POGIL and discuss how it is integrated with the...
    • Writing Guided Inquiry Activities Based on the POGIL* Activity Format - Seattle, WA
    • Mon 08/15/16 – Fri 08/19/16
    • Location Not Specified
    • 5 Days Public Workshop
    • 4 hour guided inquiry activity writing workshop (part of a FREE weeklong Environmental Engineering teacher workshop)...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop Introduction to POGIL - S. Korea
    • Thu 08/18/16
    • Location Not Specified
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • Introductory workshop to introduce teachers to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL), and will explore the...
    • 1 1/2 day workshop - Basic POGIL Strategies for STEM Teachers: Supporting the BC Know-Do-Understand Curriculum Model - St. Michaels University School, British Columbia
    • Wed 08/31/16 – Thu 09/01/16
    • Victoria, BC
    • 2 Days Private Workshop
    • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning, or POGIL, is a student-centered, group-learning instructional strategy and philosophy developed...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop Introduction to POGIL Vestal NY
    • Sat 09/10/16
    • Vestal, NY
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • Introducing teachers to POGIL and will explore the benefits of this approach to active learning in...
    • 1-Day Introductory Workshop - Washington State University Teaching Academy
    • Fri 10/28/16
    • Pullman, WA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will introduce participants to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning and will explore the benefits...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop Introduction to POGIL, Saginaw
    • Fri 10/28/16
    • Saginaw, MI
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). Exploring the benefits of this approach to active...
    • Supporting the NGSS with Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) at NSTA Workshop - Portland
    • Fri 11/11/16
    • Portland , OR
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning is a classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach...