P103: Using POGIL activities to teach analytical chemistry

Author: Elizabeth Jensen, Aquinas College, USA


Date: 8/3/14

Time: 2:25 PM2:45 PM

Room: MAK B1100

Related Symposium: S16

POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) activities have been utilized in a variety of introductory chemistry classes to develop thinking skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork while students are engaged in exploring and constructing their own understanding of chemical concepts . Advanced chemistry students should benefit as much or more from POGIL. Working in teams, the students are prompted to recall, revise, and articulate prior knowledge while they are applying it to more sophisticated problems. This presentation will illustrate the implementation of POGIL in undergraduate analytical chemistry courses at a small, private, liberal arts college using the activities developed by the ANA-POGIL project. Over the past three years, these activities have replaced more than half of the traditional lectures. Successful implementation strategies, obstacles encountered, and lessons learned will be discussed.