Jeffery Schwehm (Lakeland College, USA)
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a guided inquiry based method for teaching chemistry that uses chemistry content presented in the form of POGIL in-class activities to assist students in developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. For some students, the chemical models presented in POGIL in-class activities lacks context which makes it difficult for them to interpret those models. Therefore, a ChemPath has been developed to supplement POGIL in-class activities. ChemPath is part of the Chemistry Education Digital Library (www.chemeddl.org) where students are taken through a chemistry pathway that links an on-line chemistry textbook with web-based applications and activities. The POGIL ChemPath has been designed to supplement POGIL in-class activities with homework assignments that prepare the students for POGIL in-class activities. This paper will describe the development and discuss the assessment of the POGIL ChemPath.