Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

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    •  A discovery-based team environment energizes students.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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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    • 1-Day Public Introductory Workshop - Springfield Township PA
    • Mon 08/17/15 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Glenside, PA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and will explore...
    • Writing Guided Inquiry Activities Based on the POGIL Activity Format
    • Mon 08/17/15 9:30 AM – Fri 08/21/15 4:30 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 5 Days Public Workshop
    • A 4-hour guided inquiry activity writing workshop for 11th and 12th grade science teachers (part of...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop - Round Lake High School
    • Fri 10/09/15 8:10 AM – 3:40 PM
    • Round Lake, IL
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • This private workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning to science...