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Personal Project Report guidance

  1. 1. Use these slides to write your Report
  2. 2. A continuous cycle of critical thinking & reflection Criterion A: Investigating Criterion B: Planning Criterion C: Taking Action Criterion D: Reflecting
  3. 3. Structure: What must the Report include? 1. Front page (with photo of product) 2. IBO Cover Page 3. Academic Honesty Page (IBO) 4. Academic Honesty Page (ICS) 5. Table of Contents 6. Body of the Report (including a few photos if relevant) a. Criterion A: Investigating b. Criterion B: Planning c. Criterion C: Taking Action d. Criterion D: Reflecting 7. Appendices - 10 pages maximum a. Include extracts from Process Journal that you refer to directly in the body of the report 8. Works Cited a. Include all sources you cite in the body of your report 9. Bibliography a. Include all sources you have USED to help your thinking, but have NOT CITED in the body of your report Maximum 3500 words (excluding the Appendices & Works Cited) You MUST use MLA Format - How to lay out your report in MLA - Video - Setting up your Google Doc in MLA style - Sample MLA Essay - How to write in-text citations
  4. 4. Examples: ICS Personal Project Reports
  5. 5. Word Bank - powerful vocabulary to use in your writing Influence Connect Evaluate Evolve Impact Identify Create Select Analyse Formulate Credible Growth Authenticate Deviate Organise Prioritise Obstruct Achieve Evaluate Validate Document Critical Negotiate Consider Generate Responsibility Brainstorm Synthesise Logical judgments Inquire Diverse perspectives Assume Recognise Access Information Read critically Collect, verify & process data Make connections Interpret Interact Structure Respect Transfer Outline Present State Define Develop
  6. 6. i define a clear goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests ii identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project iii demonstrate research skills Criterion A: Investigating Assessment Descriptors
  7. 7. Criterion A: Investigating i define a clear goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests Explain your goal (Past Tense) ❏ How did your personal interests influence the selection of your goal? ❏ Justify why your goal was highly challenging ❏ What did you create to achieve your goal? Make the meaningful connection to the Global Context (GC) ❏ Why did you choose your GC? ❏ Which aspect of the GC did you explore? ❏ What was the relationship between your goal and GC? *Remember - your choice of GC helps to lead your line of inquiry - your RESEARCH! *if you have produced a questionnaire or survey you should describe and analyse it in the report & include a segment of that completed survey Reflect & Document with Evidence
  8. 8. Criterion A: Investigating ii identify prior learning and subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project Prior Learning (Past Tense) ❏ What did you know about your project before you started investigating and how did this help you? Subject Specific Knowledge ❏ What knowledge from your learning in school did you use in your project and how did this help you? You must identify some learning in school. *Analyse the relevance & contribution of your prior learning to your project Refer to your information in PP: A: Investigating - Inquiry Reflect & Document with Evidence
  9. 9. Criterion A: Investigating iii demonstrate research skills (Information literacy & media literacy) Global Context ❏ How did the GC help to guide your research? (Past Tense) Research How did this research help you make decisions? ❏ What were those decisions? ❏ How did this research help you to move forward in a new way? ❏ What range of sources did you use? ❏ How did you you know your sources were credible? Accurate? Relevant? Objective? ❏ How did you ‘store’ your sources? (NoodleTools ?) How was this useful? ❏ Explain how you may have shared your research skills to help ❏ peers who needed more practice. Refer to Survey / Questionnaire Reflect & Document with Evidence Refer to OPVL Questions * Discuss relevant source evaluation in main body & include in appendices & you must have a works cited at the back of this report
  10. 10. i. develop criteria for the product/outcome ii. plan and record the development process of the project iii. demonstrate self-management skills Criterion B: Planning Assessment Descriptors
  11. 11. Criterion B: Planning i. develop criteria for the product/outcome Reflect & Document with Evidence Criteria ❏ What were your criteria? (Past Tense) ❏ Why did you select these? Justify your choice ❏ What makes your criteria personally challenging, specific, relevant, clearly- explained? ❏ How are your criteria measureable? ❏ Are your criteria rigorous enough to define the characteristics of a high quality product/outcome? ❏ Explain how relevant your research was to inform your criteria ❏ Explain any changes that you made during the course of the project *Include your criteria (specifications) in the body of your text or refer to it and include in the appendices - depending upon your final word count Refer to Developing Criteria
  12. 12. Criterion B: Planning ii. plan and record the development process of the project Refer to your Process Journal Reflect & Document with Evidence Planning ❏ Explain the the step-by-step process and timeline* you used as you worked to complete your product ❏ Why did you choose this method? ❏ How was it helpful? ❏ Did you plan long and short term logical steps? Did/could this have helped? ❏ How did you record specific dates, deadlines and make records of any necessary adjustments? ❏ Explain how decisions and actions related to the plan and any changes that you made ❏ Explain the above & refer to specific process journal extracts you included in your appendix *this timeline can be included in your appendices
  13. 13. Criterion B: Planning iii. demonstrate self-management skills Refer to your Process Journal Reflect & Document with Evidence Organisational skills ❏ How did you manage your time and resources effectively? ❏ What obstacles did you experience? How did you overcome those obstacles? ❏ Justify your strengths and limitations Affective skills ❏ How did you manage your state of mind (Perseverance, emotions management, self-motivation, resilience)? ❏ What obstacles did you experience? How did you overcome those obstacles? ❏ Justify your strengths and limitations *refer to specific process journal extracts you included in your appendices
  14. 14. i. create a product/outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria ii. demonstrate thinking skills iii. demonstrate communication and social skills Criterion C: Taking Action Assessment Descriptors
  15. 15. Criterion C: Taking Action i. create a product/outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria Refer to your Process Journal Reflect & Document with Evidence ❏ Describe the product/outcome you created *Include photographs In short state: you have created an excellent, substantial, basic or limited product/outcome in response you your goal, global context and criteria - you will reflect upon this in D ❏ Explain (with examples) how you referred to the Goal, Global Context and Criteria when you were creating/making your product..did it help you focus, did you follow this or diversify and to what degree? ● This criteria is about the PROCESS OF MAKING ● D is reflecting upon product after it is completed Please note I have changed some of this to help not repeat in D - Miss Caroline
  16. 16. Criterion C: Taking Action ii. demonstrate thinking skills Reflect & Document with Evidence Critical and Creative thinking skills ❏ Why did you choose to express your learning through your product/outcome? = How does the product show what you have learned about your topic? ❏ How does your product/outcome reflect new ideas and different thinking? = how has developing your product make you see the topic in a new/different light? Transfer skills ❏ How did you transfer learning from your research to generate new ideas or solve problems that helped to achieve your project’s goal? = how the research you did help you to develop your product and therefore meet your goal? Refer to Approaches to Learning List
  17. 17. Criterion C: Taking Action iii. demonstrate communication and social skills Refer to your Process Journal Reflect & Document with Evidence Communicating & collaborating with others ❏ With whom did you collaborate throughout your project? (supervisor, expert, librarian, others)? ❏ How did you collaborate and how often? ❏ Were these sessions effective, if so how? ❏ If you were to do the project again how might you collaborate differently, and why? ❏ How did you respond to feedback from others? *refer to specific process journal extracts you included in your appendices
  18. 18. i. evaluate the quality of the product/outcome against their criteria ii. reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context iii. reflect on their development as IB learners through the project Criterion D: Reflecting Assessment Descriptors
  19. 19. Criterion D: Reflecting i. evaluate the quality of the product/outcome against their criteria Identify your challenges and your successes. ❏ what went well? ❏ what didn’t go well? How did these successes and challenges inform your decisions? How did you grow as a learner and a project manager? Refer to Product Evaluation Checklist How did your product/outcome meet each of the criteria that you developed (specification)? Reflect & Document with Evidence
  20. 20. Use your Criteria to create a questionnaire and ask your audience to complete it
  21. 21. Criterion D: Reflecting ii. reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context Refer to your Process Journal Reflect & Document with Evidence Communicating with others ❏ How has completing the project extended your knowledge and understanding of your topic? ❏ How has completing the project extended your knowledge and understanding of the global context that you selected? ❏ How could you transfer your newly learned knowledge to other areas of your life? *refer to specific process journal extracts you included in your appendices
  22. 22. Criterion D: Reflecting iii. reflect on their development as IB learners through the project Refer to Learner Profile Attributes Reflect & Document with Evidence ❏ Which IB Learner Profile Attributes did you develop throughout the project?
  23. 23. Use these to help you to reflect - for the report use PAST TENSE Reflection / Evaluation How well did I do? I used to think...now I think… I should have realised...instead I …. I know...but I’m still not sure about … The most important thing I need to remember is …. I think… is a good or bad thing? I discovered… I learned… I couldn’t believe… I was surprised at… I found out ... Thinking & Decisions I am confused about… I ams disappointed by...so now I will... Instead of ...I am going to try… I wonder… I think… It is ‘cool’ / amazing / surprising how … Were there any patterns in what I did? If … happened...what might the ending have been? How was… similar to…? Can I distinguish between…? What was the turning point?Why did… changes occur? What was the problem with…? Future Action I need help with… I must ask...about … If I do ...I imagine the result will be ...so I need to do….to find out I need to test I need time to … I must plan my schedule to help me… My self-management is going well because… I need to manage my organisation better in order to ...
  24. 24. Point Explanation Example Link Evidence in your appendices Throughout Report: ATL skills & Learner Profile
  25. 25. Final Question Checklist click here Criterion A: Investigating Criterion B: Planning Criterion C: Taking Action Criterion D: Reflecting
  26. 26. The Final hand in: Report, Process Journal & Product Friday, February 28 08.30 am Students are to hand in their Product, Report, Process Journal, and Academic Honesty Form: ● Report Copy 1/ Hard Copy to PP Coordinator DSC 5 ● Report Copy 2/ Digitally uploaded to ManageBac as a PDF ● Process Journal all to be on ManageBac ● Process Journal ‘real book’ to be handed in to Ms David (DSC 5) with the Report ● Product bring to exhibition, March 9 ● Proof of Product hard copy images (5 at most) to DSC 5 with Please include a photograph of the Product on the front cover of the report
  27. 27. In text Citations All of their sources Evidence to support argument/reasoning Works cited Bibliography Appendices = PJ
  28. 28. The Appendices / Process Journal Extracts Show Process..Thinking! ❏ Extracts are are short sections from your process journal that exemplify the knowledge, processes and skills you developed through the project ❏ Extracts are supporting evidence of the process and should be referred to in your report ❏ You should select a maximum of 10 individual extracts to represent the key developments of the project ❏ For assessment you will carefully select evidence from your process journal to demonstrate development in all criteria ❏ These extracts are submitted as appendices of the report - ONLY include extracts that you refer to directly in the body of the report ❏ You should select extracts that demonstrate how you have addressed each of the objectives, or annotate extracts to highlight this information.
  29. 29. Selecting Process Journal Extracts - Maximum 10 An extract may include: ❏ visual thinking diagrams ❏ bulleted lists ❏ charts ❏ interviews/surveys ❏ notes or paragraphs ❏ thinking/decision-making ❏ timelines, action plans ❏ annotated illustrations ❏ annotated research ❏ artifacts from inspirational visits to museums, performances, galleries ❏ pictures, photographs, sketches ❏ up to 30 seconds of visual or audio material ❏ screenshots of a blog or website ❏ self and peer assessment

Editor's Notes

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