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Workshop on Learning with "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry" - Jan 21

posted Dec 12, 2010, 6:53 AM by Jon Sticklen   [ updated Dec 12, 2010, 7:16 AM ]
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
(POGIL) is a classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach content and key process skills, such as the ability to think analytically and work effectively as part of a collaborative team.  

In this introductory POGIL workshop, participants will experience a POGIL-based learning environment, analyze a POGIL activity in terms of the Learning Cycle, explore classroom facilitation, and consider implementation ideas. As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to articulate: (1) fundamental POGIL principles; (2) several possible student gains, other than content, from being in a POGIL learning environment; (3) at least one reported measurement of the effectiveness of the POGIL methodology and provide at least one explanation for why the approach is effective for many students; (4) the three components of the Learning Cycle and explain why the components are sequenced in that order; (5) at least one insight that they have gained about teaching or learning; (6) at least one facilitation strategy that they could implement in their own classrooms; and (7)  at least one new insight about classroom facilitation that is relevant to their implementations. Additional topics and outcomes will be based on participants’ interests and accommodated to the extent possible.  (Note: Enrollment for this session is limited to the first 60 registrants. This workshop is free for MSU affiliates and $40 for non-MSU affiliates.)   

To learn more about POGIL and The POGIL Project, visit http://www.pogil.org/about. Co-sponsored by The POGIL Project, Office of Faculty and Organizational Development, the College of Engineering/CEER, Lyman Briggs College, and the College of Natural Science. 

Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL): A Student-Centered Approach to Instruction
Facilitated by Cheryl Bailey, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Patricia B. Ahrens, Chair, Sciences Department, and Professor, Biology, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee
Friday, January 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m., MSU Union, Gold Rooms A&B
(Includes beverages and a boxed lunch.)