PsTL Research Series: An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
Nov. 10th, 2011, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 227 Burton Hall
Murray Jensen (Associate Professor) and Allison Mattheis (Graduate Research Assistant ) present on their research titled "An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)". Jensen received a National Science Foundation grant to support efforts to improve undergraduate anatomy and physiology courses through the use of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). POGIL is a teaching and learning philosophy that emphasizes cooperative group learning, student-centered instruction, and inquiry-based approaches. It is based on a learning cycle through which students explore content, construct understanding, and apply acquired knowledge. This research presentation will provide an overview of the grant with a focus on the evaluation portion of the project, which includes instructor interviews, classroom observations, and student feedback to gauge the impact of the POGIL approach.