P96: Introduction to POGIL and The POGIL Project
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered, group-learning pedagogy based on research on how students learn best. In a POGIL learning environment, students work in self-managed teams using specially-designed materials that lead them to develop important concepts. In addition to content mastery, POGIL is also focused on the intentional development of key process skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving. The POGIL Project is an organization whose mission is to connect and support educators from all disciplines interested in implementing, improving, and studying student-centered pedagogies and learning environments. This presentation will provide an introduction to the principles of POGIL pedagogy and will describe the ways in which The POGIL Project supports the professional development of high school and post-secondary instructors and provides curricular materials consistent with the POGIL pedagogic approach.