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Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and Human Anatomy & Physiology

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a teaching method that focuses on small groups of students engaging in inquiry-based activities. The approach has been used in STEM disciplines for many years, but is still relatively new to human anatomy and physiology (A&P). The intent of this web site is to provide A&P educators a few POGIL activities, and also provide some guidance in developing teaching strategies for the POGIL classroom.

Educators who are new to group learning and inquiry are strongly encouraged to attend a 3-day POGIL workshop

The POGIL anatomy and physiology project started in July 2011 when forty anatomy and physiology instructors met at Minneapolis Community and Technical College to begin generating POGIL curriculum for human anatomy and physiology. The workshop was the first step in a two-year process that was funded in part by a National Science Foundation Grant (DUE-1044221). The NSF grant provided funding for the enclosed instructional videos and also for the development of the 15 POGIL activities for entry level A&P courses.

For more information on the POGIL anatomy and physiology project, contact Murray Jensen

HAPS - POGIL Home Page - POGIL Instructor's Guide

POGIL Products