367 POGIL 2.0 -- Going Beyond Pencil and Paper Models in Guided Inquiry Instruction

Friday, November 6, 2009: 9:20 AM
Longhorn (Camino Real Hotel)
Stephen G. Prilliman , Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered inquiry method that has been shown to provide learning gains for students in many different courses and settings.  Up until now POGIL activities have primarily relied on models (data sets such as graphs, tables and atomic depictions) that could be photocopied and delivered along with the activity itself.  In the present research, many other media are being explored for use as models, including demonstrations, animations, and laboratory data.  These "next frontier" models could drive not only the learning of theory but scaffold the development of those scientific skills which we seek to develop in our students.  Examples for Advanced Placement and General Chemistry will be discussed and analyzed.