2 Aims & ObjectivesAIMS• engage in personal inquiry on issues that are relevant to themselves, through an area of interaction as a context for learning• demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time• reflect on their learning and knowledge (on their own and with others)• move towards thoughtful and positive action• develop confidence as lifelong learners.
3 Assessing the personal project There are three distinct components that are assessed.The process journal (criterion A)The personal project report (criteria B–G)The final outcome or product (criterion E) assessed by the student in collaboration with the supervisor, based on the agreed specifications created in the planning stage.
4 Aims & Objectives Objective A Use the process journal Objective B Define the goalObjective C Select sourcesObjective D Apply informationObjective E Achieve the goalObjective F Reflect on learningObjective G Report the project
5 Objective A Use the process journal Students should: • demonstrate organizational skills through time and self-management • communicate and collaborate with the supervisor • demonstrate information literacy, thinking and reflection.Process journal
6 Objective B Define the goal Students should: • identify and explain a topic based on personal interest • justify one focus area of interaction as a context for the project • outline a clear, achievable, challenging goal • create specifications that will be used to evaluate the project’s outcome/product.Report
7 Objective C Select sources Students should: • select varied, relevant sources to achieve the goal • evaluate sources. Report
8 Objective D Apply information Students should:• transfer and apply information to make decisions, create solutions and develop understandings inconnection with the project’s goal.Report
9 Objective E Achieve the goal Students should:• evaluate the outcome/product against their own specifications for success. Students award a level that relates to the descriptors in criterion E in collaboration with their supervisor.Product and Report
10 Objective F Reflect on learning Students should: • reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the focus area of interaction • reflect on how they have developed as a learner by completing the project Report
11 Objective G Report the project Students should: • organize the project report according to the required structure • communicate clearly, coherently and concisely, within required limits • acknowledge sources according to recognized conventions. Report
12 Structure of the Written Work A title pageA table of contentsAn introductionA description of processAn analysis of inspirationsA conclusionA bibliographyAppendices, diagrams, graphs
13 Title, table of contentIntroductionBody of the essayDescription of processAnalysis of inspirationConclusionA bibliographyAppendices, diagrams, graphs
14 Students should follow format using the following guidelines: MLA format (consult for help)12 point fontdouble space1 inch margins
15 Title Page Include all of the following information Title of project NameYearSupervisorSchool
16 Table of ContentsSet up your table of contents with all of the following headings and they corresponding page number.IntroductionPage #Description of the ProcessA. Choice and Application of Techniques
17 Bibliography Appendices Conclusion Analysis Analysis of Research 1. Research about my product2. Research about my AOI3. Research for new ideasB. Analysis of Process and the Outcome1. Achieving my goalFocusing on area of interactionInspirationPlanningResearchCreationC. Evaluation of my productPage #ConclusionBibliographyAppendices
18 Introduction Goal of your PP Describing an explicit focus of chosen AOI(s)Outline of how you intend to achieve the goal.
19 Make sure to answer all nine of these questions in your introduction. Why did you choose this project?Where did the inspiration for your Personal Project come from?What was the goal of your Project?What did you hope to learn?How did you achieve your goal?What did you have to make/organize/present/design/create/produce/perform/write?Outline your plan for completing your Personal Project (list the steps and timeline)How did you intend to achieve your plan? What answers did you need to find?What was your Area of Interaction focus? Describe how it was relevant to your project.
20 Description of Process Production stepsThe characteristicAspect of components of work
21 Description of the Process (3 paragraphs minimum) This is the section of your essay where you discuss what you did to make/organize/design/create your product.Outline all the steps you took to complete your product. Make sure to list all the steps.Step 1 What you did:Because:(repeat steps) Date:What was the best way to create your product? Why?Were there other ways you could have produced your product?
22 What changes did you make to your original design? Why? What knowledge did you already have to help create your product?What new skills did you learn? How did you learn them?What assistance/mentoring did you receive?What materials did you use to make your project?How did your choice of techniques help you achieve your goal?
23 Analysis of Inspiration An analysis of the inspiration, research and influences guiding the work, the findings and decisions made, the resulting product and the process in terms of the goal and its focus on the area(s) interactions chosen (if you have chosen to write an essay about a specific issue, the essay itself will form the main part of this analysis)
24 Analysis - Analysis of Research (3 paragraphs minimum) Explain how your research affected the decisions you made in planning/creating your product to achieve your goal?Outline all the research you did to create your product. Make sure you list all your sources.Why did you choose to do this research?What did you learn from your research? Was it useful?
25 How did you change your original ideas? How did your chosen Area of Interaction influence the direction of your research?How did the Area of Interaction connect to your project?What new perspectives did you research? What did you learn from these new perspectives?the creation of your product? What problems did you encounter making the product? How did you solve these problems?
26 Analysis of Process and Outcomes (3 paragraphs minimum) Achieving your goal: Did you achieve your goal? Explain. How did you achieve your goal? Was your goal realistic?Focusing on an Area of Interaction: State the pages where you demonstrated an understanding of the AOI.Planning: How successful/unsuccessful was your planning stage? How did you solve any planning problems that emerge?Research: How successful/unsuccessful was your research stage? Explain. How did you solve your research problems?Creation: How successful/unsuccessful was
27 Evaluation of Product (1 paragraph minimum) How successful was your product? Explain making reference to your goal.What would you change if you could do this project again? Why?
28 Conclusion A reflection of what is the impact of your project. A new perspectives that occurred regarding your project.Sum up the points that have been covered in the essay.Should not contain any new information and should refer back to the topic/question being discussed.
29 Conclusion (3 paragraphs minimum) Reflect on the ways in which you have fulfilled your initial goal?What did you learn by doing this project?What would you change?In attempting to achieve your goal, how did your understanding of the Area of Interaction deepen?What would you like to learn more about? Why has your project made you interested in these things?Explain why this was the best work you could do.What was the best part of your personal project?
30 BibliographyList all primary and secondary sources using MLA format
31 AppendixAppendices- Place material you have referred to in your personal report or could not include/was not appropriate to include in your personal report. Any creative writing, novels and essays that you produced should be included as well as drawings, storyboards or photographs.For each appendix, include a description that addresses the following questions:What is it showing?Where did you get it from?List the page/s you have referred to this appendix.What does the appendix explain/illustrate about your project?
32 Finalizing the report Organization of the written work This criterion focuses on the presentation of the written work (including title page, contents page and page numbering, overall neatness, the appropriate use of graphs, diagrams and tables, where appropriate). It also assesses the internal structure and coherence of the work.
33 Assessment FORMATIVE - Feedback on the process development - Journal & Logbook- Presentation & ExhibitionSUMMATIVE- Assessed by supervisor- Assessed by one other teacher (Moderation)- Personal Project Assessment Criteria