Asee peer logo

Board 58: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in Introductory Computer Science

Download Paper |

Conference

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Tagged Topic

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

5

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/30064

Download Count

25

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Helen H. Hu Westminster College

visit author page

Helen H. Hu received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. She is a Professor of Computer Science at Westminster College and a member of the ACM. Her research interests include active learning pedagogies and broadening participation in computer science

visit author page

biography

Clifton L. Kussmaul Muhlenberg College

visit author page

Clif Kussmaul is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Muhlenberg College. Previously, he was Fulbright Specialist at Ashesi University, Visiting Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Kerala, Chief Technology Officer for Elegance Technologies, Inc., Senior Member of Technical Staff with NeST Technologies, and Assistant Professor at Moravian College. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis, master's degrees in CS and Electro-acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and bachelor's degrees in Engineering and Music from Swarthmore College. His professional interests and activities include active and guided inquiry learning, software engineering, entrepreneurship, digital signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and music.

visit author page

biography

Patricia B. Campbell Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.

visit author page

Patricia B. Campbell, PhD, President of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc, has been involved in research and evaluation on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and issues of race/ethnicity, gender and disability for over 30 years. Her BS (Mathematics) is from LeMoyne College and MS (Instructional Technology) and PhD (Teacher Education) are from Syracuse University. Dr. Campbell an Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Fellow, has authored more than 100 publications including coauthoring Building Evaluation Capacity: Guide I Designing A Cross Project Evaluation and Guide II Collecting and Using Data in Cross-Project Evaluations”; “A Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education Projects”; “Engagement, Capacity and Continuity: A Trilogy for Student Success;” and "Good Schools in Poor Neighborhoods: Defying Demographics; Achieving Success".

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is an evidence-based, student-centered pedagogy that focuses on the simultaneous development of both content knowledge and process skills. Students work in learning teams completing classroom activities designed to help them collaboratively construct an understanding of key concepts. POGIL activities use learning cycles in which teams begin with a model and collectively answer questions that guide students to explore the model, invent their own understanding of key concepts, and then apply that understanding to other contexts. The instructor is not a lecturer but serves as an active facilitator who observes student teams, interacts to address problems, and leads classroom discussion as needed. Research studies have generally found that students in POGIL classrooms have better learning outcomes than students in traditional classrooms.

The 2017 NSF IUSE IntroCS-POGIL project seeks to expand the use and evidence of POGIL in Introductory Computer Science by studying how faculty implement POGIL in introductory CS courses and the factors that affect faculty implementation and student outcomes. In its first year, the project supported 13 CS faculty from seven institutions as they adopted POGIL by providing professional development, curriculum resources, and regular mentoring by experienced POGIL instructors. All 13 instructors plan to continue to use POGIL in their IntroCS courses.

Hu, H. H., & Kussmaul, C. L., & Campbell, P. B. (2018, June), Board 58: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in Introductory Computer Science Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30064

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2018 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015