Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
HAPS - POGIL Home Page - POGIL Instructor's Guide - HAPS Las Vegas Conference (May 2013)
Tentative Schedule for HAPS Las Vegas Conference:
Rick Moog - HAPS Plenary Talk - Sunday Morning at 1030 (May 26)
Murray Jensen - Intro to the HAPS POGIL Project - and the POGIL Program (Tuesday at 1 PM) - POGIL Project
HAPS A & P POGIL Activities I - Tuesday afternoon (230 PM)
Ann P., Ron G., and Joan F.
Featuring: Homeostasis and Blood Oxygen activities
HAPS A & P POGIL Activities II -Wednesday Morning (930 AM)
Tinna R., Sandy C. and Louise M.
Featuring: Capillary Exchange and Muscle Contraction activities
We have finalized our first collection that we intend to send to POGIL for possible endorsement.
First Set of Activities
Intro. to Homeostasis
Hormones and Osteoporosis
Determinants of Blood Oxygen Content
All the above activites are not officially "POGIL" until they have been reviewed and endorsed by the POGIL Office. This process will start in the Summer of 2013. After endorsment, we plan to publish the activities on the HAPS web site for use by any interested HAPS member.
A second set of activities will be devleoped and sent to the POGIL office in the Summer of 2014. We will begin to develop this second set during our June 17 and 18 workshop at the University of Minnesota.
POGIL Anatomy and Physiology Workshop at the University of Minnesota - June 17 and 18, 2013
Facilitators: Laura Trout, Leigh Foy, and Murray Jensen
The University of Minnesota will be hosting a two-day POGIL workshop for Anatomy and Physiology instructors June 17-18, 2013. The intent of this workshop is to:
The workshop will officially end on Tuesday afternoon, but several instructors will show up on Wednesday and Thursday to continue working on the materials and developing implementation strategies.
- Introduce the POGIL teaching method to those who are new to the approach on Monday morning, June 17th.
- Review the 10 to 12 POGIL activities developed so far by the NSF funded project.
- Begin developing additional activities (i.e. physiology labs).
This workshop will include both high school and college anatomy and physiology instructors.
No food, lodging, or travel expenses will be covered by the University of Minnesota or POGIL, but we hope to provide snacks during the day.
No registration fees.
Contact Murray Jensen with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative Schedule for June Workshop at U of M
Second Set - Possible Toics
Inside vs. Outside the Body
Arm as a Lever (lab)
History of Vaccinations
Background of NSF POGIL Project
In July 2011, forty anatomy and physiology instructors met at Minneapolis Community and Technical College to learn about POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning). POGIL is a teaching method that has been used in chemistry for over ten years and centers on small groups of students engaging in inquiry-based activities. During the Minneapolis workshop, participants first learned the basics of the POGIL method and then worked in teams to begin developing POGIL activities for anatomy and physiology.
The workshop was the first step in a two-year process to develop 10 to 20 activities specifically for use in introductory anatomy and physiology courses. Eight instructors from the original group were selected to engage in the curriculum revision process and will be meeting periodically over the next few months to revise existing modules and also develop new ones. After two years, the final products will be published by the POGIL main office at minimal costs to instructors. (See below for links to a sample activity.)
These POGIL activities will not replace textbooks or labs, but will provide instructors with an alternative to the traditional lecture approach. To use the activities effectively, instructors should first attend a POGIL workshop to learn the fundamentals of the approach; this is especially important for instructors who are new to group work or “inquiry” based lessons. We will be conducting a series of POGIL workshops and introducing sample POGIL modules at upcoming HAPS meetings in Jacksonville and Tulsa. Our goal is to launch all the curriculum modules at the Las Vegas national meeting in 2013 where several workshops will be offered on how to use the POGIL teaching approach in anatomy and physiology.
Funding for this project comes from the Minnesota State and University System (MnSCU) which provided funds and a location for our first workshop, and a grant from the National Science Foundation which is supporting the overall project (DUE-1044221). The POGIL approach promotes a classroom environment in which students ask and answer questions, work in groups, and engage in discussions. For instructors who enjoy interacting with students, it’s an ideal alternative to traditional lecture.
Workshops are scheduled for the following conferences:
HAPS Annual Conference Las Vegas, Nevada May 25-30 2013
Regional HAPS Conference -Focus on High School Anatomy and Physiology - October 17 and 18, 2014 Eastview High School Apple Valley Minnesota.
Introduction to POGIL (David M. Hanson, Stony Brook University and Richard S. Moog, Franklin and Marshall College )
Blood Glucose Regulation - Student Activity - Revised August 2012
Blood Glucose Regulation - Teacher's Guide - Revised August 2012
Optional Graphs for Activity - PDF - DOC
Brown, P. (2010). Process-oriented guided-inquiry learning in an introductory anatomy and physiology course with a diverse student population Advances in Physiology Education. 34(3): 150-155
Eberlein, T., J. Kampmeier, V. Minderhout, R.S. Moog, T. Platt, P. Varma-Nelson, and H.B. White. (2008). Pedagogies of engagement in science: A comparison of PBL, POGIL, and PLTL. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 36: 262-273.
Workshop Participants - Minneapolis Community and Technical College - July 2011
Minneapolis Workshop - January 2012
NSF Project Title:
Transforming Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Education through the Use of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
Grant Number: DUE-1044221
U OF M IRB Code Number: 1101S95097
To use Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) to promote change in the way anatomy and physiology is taught and learned.
This project aims to design and implement inquiry (i.e., POGIL) based lessons for entry-level anatomy and physiology courses.
Specific objectives for this two-year grant include:
a) design a set of 10 to 20 inquiry based learning activities;
b) conduct formative testing in 8 local colleges and modify the materials as needed;
c) widely distribute the revised curriculum through the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS);
d) construct a robust web site that will provide support for both teachers and students and submit the final products (curriculum modules and web site) for approval by the POGIL office.
HAPS Schedule for Las Vegas:
Tuesday 9 to 10 - College in the Schools. Murray, Ann Marie, and Jeff
Tuesday 1 to 2 POGIL Into - Murray and Patrick
Tuesday 230 to 330 POGIL I - NSF Group of 8
Wednesday 930 to 1030 POGIL II - NSF Group of 8