The POGIL approach has two broad aims:
With POGIL activities, self-managed teams explore on their own to construct understanding as the instructor acts only as a guiding facilitator and not a source of information. As they explore, the discipline content facilitates the development higher level thinking and the ability to learn and to apply knowledge in new contexts. This inquirybased team environment energizes students and provides instructors with constant feedback about what students understand and misunderstand.
Watch our Using POGIL in the Classroom videos to learn how the guided-inquiry, student-centered activities inspire creativity and increase analytical reasoning skills.