We believe that:
Students learn best when they are given an opportunity to construct their own understanding.
Student-to-student interaction is an important part of the learning process.
The strongest learning environments promote shared responsibility between instructors and students.
A POGIL learning environment is broadly applicable and effective in accomplishing a variety of important learning goals.
Growth in relevant and appropriate process skills in the context of a POGIL learning environment promotes growth in students as learners.
Assessment is a process designed to improve future performance, so effective assessment is the key to continual improvement.