- Web Conferencing
- Classroom Assessment Techniques
- Student Polling Devices
- Continuity of Instruction
- Flipped Classroom
- Online Discussions
- Peer Instruction
- Instructor-to-Student Interaction
- Online Accessibility
- Online Assessment
- Small-Group Work
- Student-to-Student Interaction
- Teaching Millennials
Are you interested in exploring ways to support student engagement with the content while encouraging development of their group process skills?
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry learning (POGIL) is a structured approach that requires students to work in self-managed teams to explore content in a manner that requires them to solve problems, conduct analysis, and cooperate to draw valid conclusions. Because students are using the content to solve a structured problem or set of questions rather than being given the content via a lecture, they are more like to grasp the relevance of the content.
The POGIL approach includes 1.) Faculty provided-model and related content; 2.) Specific problem or defined set of questions for small groups to solve/answer with little guidance from the instructor. While there are any number of student-centered classroom techniques, POGIL is unique in that it makes students responsible for their own learning, in collaborative teams, so it helps them develop group process skills while they are gaining content knowledge.
For your convenience, this Teaching Element is also available as a downloadable pdf.