Sunday, December 20, 2009


According to the website: "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a research based learning environment where students are actively engaged in mastering course content and in developing essential skills by working in self-managed teams on guided inquiry activities.

In addition to learning, understanding, and applying new concepts, students also develop important process skills in the areas of information processing, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication, management, and assessment. The instructor facilitates student learning by appropriately guiding and questioning the teams as they work through the specially designed activities.

As of 2007, over 700 instructors have adopted a POGIL approach in their high school, college, and university classrooms and laboratories."


I have joined the HS chemistry section and am finding useful classroom resources.
Worth checking out!

Happy holidays!




Kelly Berry said...

POGIL appears to have a natural connection to what you already do as an IB teacher! What connections have you made from POGIL to your IB inquiry?

doug.abshire said...

Hey Kelly... I'm still figuring that out but both share a similar "holistic" type approach where the teacher is no longer the "sage on the stage" but becomes the facilitator for student-directed learning activities....