Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) - School of Computing Seminar Series

Start date and time

Tuesday 16 October 2018


CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston

All are welcome to a School of Computing seminar from Greg Gagne of Westminster College in Salt Lake City. The seminar is entitled "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)" and hosted by CCER. Many of you may recognise Greg's name as he is a co-author of the famour 'dinosaur book' - "Operating System Concepts" which is now in it's 10th Edition.

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a student-centred pedagogy that focuses on the simultaneous development of both content knowledge and process skills (e.g. problem solving, teamwork, and written/oral communication). Students work in teams completing inquiry-based activities that guide them to discover key concepts for themselves.

A typical POGIL classroom will involve:
● students working collaboratively in self-managed learning teams, where each student is assigned a unique role and set of responsibilities for the class period, The instructor acts as a facilitator to help these learning teams work, rather than as the presenter of information.
● the assignment of guided inquiry materials, which use a learning cycle approach (explore - invent - apply) to help students construct their own understanding of the course content.
● a focus on process skills development, in the POGIL activities and by the instructor who is acting as a facilitator in the classroom