Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

  • Overview

    • Title
      Teaching with Your Mouth Closed: Basic POGIL Strategies for STEM Teachers - 2-Day, 10-hour, 1 graduate credit course (5/13 and 5/20)
    • Type
    • When
      Sat 05/13/17 7:00 PM –
      Sat 05/13/17 7:00 PM
    • Description
      POGIL is a pedagogy based on research indicating that a) teaching by telling does not work for most students, b) students who are part of an interactive community are more likely to be successful, and c) knowledge is personal. Students enjoy themselves more and develop greater ownership over the material when they are given an opportunity to construct their own understanding.
      An inquiry-based team environment energizes students and provides instructors with instant and constant feedback about what their students understand and misunderstand. Students quickly pick up the message that logical thinking and teamwork are prized above simply getting "the correct answer." This emphasizes that learning is not a solitary task of memorizing information, but an interactive process of refining one's understanding and developing one's skills.
      On day one, you will be immersed in a process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL) environment as we explore the basic characteristics of a POGIL classroom.

      On day two, you will apply your new skills by facilitating (or co-facilitating) one section of a POGIL activity, offering and receiving peer feedback on the facilitation, and reflecting on how you will use your new facilitation skills in your own classroom.
    • Concurrent Event:
      Seattle Pacific University
  • General

    • Location
      Seattle Pacific University