US Fulbright-Nehru Alumnus Facilitates Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in Indian Campuses

Clifton L Kussmaul, 2009-10 Fulbright Nehru Visiting Lecturer program alumnus facilitated engineering college teachers from Andhra Pradesh in India to attend POGIL workshops in the US earlier this year. They are now using the POGIL approach in their classrooms and conducting workshops about it in other academic institutions. In a POGIL classroom, teams of students collaborate in the classroom on activities specifically designed to guide them to construct their own understanding of key concepts, and the teacher is a guide, not a lecturer. During his Fulbright tenure, Kussmaul taught computer sciences and bioinformatics at the University of Kerala. Kussmaul teaches at the Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Clifton Kussmaul (center) with friends from India who attended POGIL workshops in USA