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ERIC Number: EJ1056455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
The Effect of POGIL on Academic Performance and Academic Confidence
De Gale, S.; Boisselle, L. N.
Science Education International, v26 n1 p56-79 2015
POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) is a collaborative learning technique that employs guided inquiry within a cyclic system of exploration, concept invention, and application. This action research explores students' academic performance on a unit of organic chemistry work taught using POGIL, in addition to the effect of POGIL on their academic confidence. The academic performance was measured using a summative assessment at the end of the study whilst academic confidence was measured using a pre- and post- test questionnaire. A qualitative comparison to the previous term's academic scores suggested a varied academic performance, whilst tests of significance indicated an improved level of academic confidence among the students involved. It is hoped that this study will serve as a platform for the use of more student-centred pedagogies in chemistry at the institution at which it was enacted, and education at large.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago
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