Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
Content and Language Objectives
I will listen to understand important components of using POGIL with student groups and discuss with my group members to share ideas about how we can use the resource effectively in our classrooms.
What is POGIL?
"...we learn through our interactions and communications with others." - Lev Vygotsky
Remembering is a "joint product" of the interaction
Consider the example of the 6 year old child who has lost a toy, and who asks her father for help in finding it. Instead of beginning to look on her behalf, he starts to talk, to ask questions:
“The father asks where she last saw the toy: the child says I can’t remember’. He asks a series of questions - did you have it in your room? Outside? Nextdoor? To each question, the child answers ‘no’. When he says ‘in the car?’, she says, ‘I think so’ and goes to retrieve the toy.”
As Wertsch remarks: “In such cases one cannot answer the question ‘Who did the remembering?’ by pointing to one person or the other. The remembering is a ‘joint product’ of the interaction.
The Cambridge Companion to Vygotsky,
James Wertsch et. al.
Plus/Deltas from our discussion
T-Chart - Thoughts on using POGIL in the classroom
how questions refer to the model
reference to models
worked as a group
assigned role cards
organized as an explore to create background knowledge for students
need more detail in models
crossing over image is left out
read this section may take some extra time
This webinar linked here details the effective use of roles and ideas about how to implement them.
Let's Role Play... Interpersonal Effectiveness Videos
There are positive examples and negative example to show what the role is and what the role is not...
Choosing Student Groups
Group Creation Methods
Pros - On task
Cons - Will take time to build trust
Pros - Speed of completion
Cons - Unequal Participation
Keep Groups Same for Period of Time
Pros - Build trust
Cons - Bad mix of students
2-3 students per group
Pros - Classroom management
Cons - Slower completion and more sharing out
3-4 students per group
Pros - Students independence and faster completion
Cons - Students need self-management skills
Below is the "session plan" for how this session is designed as well as a list of resources that are used in the session and are not from the POGIL website.
Engage - Access teacher prior knowledge and understanding of group work using Socrative
Explore - POGIL Activity - Teachers will review the document and try some questions in the same way that students would complete the activity. Then teachers will discuss what they think about the design of the activity and record the highlights of that discussion on a plus/delta T-chart.
Explain - Teachers will share about how they think a POGIL activity works based on their exploration of the activity by sharing their T-chart thoughts. Trainer will share details about implementing the POGIL activities in the classroom.
Elaborate - Teachers will discuss how they can take the prescribed roles and customize them for their own classroom use based upon the needs of their students and their teaching style
Evaluate - Teachers will discuss how they plan to use POGIL activites in their classrooms and prepare to use one soon.