Using an ACS General Chemistry Exam to Compare Traditional and POGIL Instruction

Title

Using an ACS General Chemistry Exam to Compare Traditional and POGIL Instruction

Department

Chemistry

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Description

This study uses a standard ACS exam for general chemistry to examine the effectiveness of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) instruction compared to traditional instruction. One cohort in this general chemistry study received a full year of POGIL instruction, while the second cohort received one semester of traditional instruction followed by a semester of POGIL instruction. The ACS General Chemistry Full-Year Exam was administered to both cohorts at the end of the second semester and statistical comparisons were made. The data indicated no statistical differences in overall exam performance; however, closer examination of individual questions did yield insights into the learning process.

ISBN

9780841274235

Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Chapter

Publisher

ACS Publications

City

Washington, DC

Publication Title

Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) (ACS Symposium Series)

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society

DOI

10.1021/bk-2008-0994.ch020

Keywords

pogil instruction, POGIL, process oriented guided inquiry

Disciplines

Chemistry | Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | Higher Education | Science and Mathematics Education

Using an ACS General Chemistry Exam to Compare Traditional and POGIL Instruction

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