Mission, Vision, & Values of The POGIL Project


The mission of The POGIL Project is to connect and support educators from all disciplines interested in implementing, improving, and studying student-centered pedagogies and learning environments.  


We envision an educational system in which effective student-centered instruction is the norm.


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.