Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is an evidence-based instructional strategy, which means that it is based on research on how people learn most effectively. In a POGIL classroom, students work in teams on activities that are specifically designed to guide them to construct their own understanding of key concepts, and at the same time to develop important process skills such as communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. The instructor is not a lecturer, but an active facilitator of student learning.
The POGIL Project is a 501(c)3 organization that supports POGIL and other evidence-based strategies by providing professional development workshops for teachers (K12 and higher ed) and reviewing and distributing POGIL classroom materials.
For more information, visit http://pogil.org.
Here is a short video about POGIL and the POGIL Project:
Here is a short video of a POGIL classroom:
There are also a set of short videos on specific POGIL elements and issues.