2 What is the Reflective Project and why is it important? The Reflective Project is an opportunity to demonstrate how you apply IB Learner Profile skills to a project of your own design.You will:Produce an extended piece of work requiring a minimum of 40 hours of workEngage in personal inquiry, action and reflection on a specific ethical issueDevelop critical thinking skillsThe Reflective Project combines your career-related studies and elements of IBCC core
3 During this project you will: Fully investigate an ethical dilemma in your chosen career path and give supporting evidence for both sides of the issue before asserting your own voice making a clear choice for which solution is best.Highlight the cultural relevance of your topic on an individual, community, country and global level.Reflect on insights gained while researching the issueStreamline your communication to make it clear and concise and consistent.
4 What is an Ethical Dilemma? What is Ethics?Ethics is based on a set of moral principles of a society or culture that helps to guide behaviors, actions and choices. The ethical dimension refers to the range of ethical aspects related to an identified topic.What is an Ethical Dilemma?An ethical dilemma is a choice between two or more conflicting moral perspectives where none of the choices provides a perfect solution.
5 How to select an issue1. Find a real-life situation in the context of your IBCC career path2. Formulate a non-ethical question that simply describes the issue.3. Redraft your question so it asks for one solution to the problem or issue.4. Add an ethical dilemma associated with the issue and open up questions so it leads to multiple answers.5. Focus on the ethical dilemma and enlarge it so the questions goes beyond the original observation. Your question should have more than one right answer and require the use of an argument.
6 ResearchRead articles from newspapers, magazines, books and websites to determine significance of issue to formulate a question.Plan investigative production / writing.Identify sources and references.Set deadlinesPlan research that logically supports question.Carry out researchAccess journals, databases, secondary sourcesDo field studies within your community if possibleGather material in logical orderAllow for different perspectivesCollate sources and place in bibliography
7 Available Formats for your Final Presentation Maximum LengthEssay/dialogue/short play3,000 wordsShort film10 minutes in length accompanied by a 750- word written reportRadio play/interview10 minutes in length accompanied by a 1,500 word written reportWeb page5 single images accompanied by words of written materialMicrosoft Powerpoint presentation10 single slides accompanied by a 1,500 word written reportStoryboard/photographic presentation15 single images accompanied by a 1,500 word written report
8 Scoring Criteria Imagine your evaluator is a crime scene investigator If evidence is not present at the crime scene a detective will be unable to connect the dots and solve the crime.If evidence in your presentation is not fully supported and meeting the highest level of the rubric, the evaluator can not give you credit.Make your argument clearConnect the dots and lead the viewer through your case with logical supportHit ALL points from A-J on the rubricPoints on rubric are from level 0 - 330 possible pointA = 26-30, B = 21-25, C = , D = , E = 0-9
9 Preparing for Evaluation Look at the level 3 criteria for each point on the rubricDuring the project, ask yourself if what you produced meets level 3 in each componentAsk yourself if it can possibly fall lower than level 3why does it reach that level?how can it be improved?Consult your peers, review each others’ work and challenge each other to improve your work!
10 Know your Rubric from A - J A: The Issue in ContextClearly state / identify your issuePlace the issue in contextEnsure issue has ethical dilemmaB: Community AwarenessHow is your community impacted by the issue?Neighborhood, country ethnic community?C: Ethical Dimension of IssueAbility to explore issue using a balanced approach
11 F: Supporting Evidence D: Cultural AwarenessAwareness of cultural influences on ethical dimension of the issueE: ReasoningEvaluate material and think logicallyF: Supporting EvidenceCollect and use relevant information from a variety of sourcesG: Student VoiceExpress a personal view on the issue using a range of relevant evidenceH: ReflectionReflect on insights gained through exploration of the issue
12 I: Communication J: Presentation Effectiveness of the language used in project and ability to communicate important terms, concepts, ideas and their applicationJ: PresentationOrganization of the project in terms of coherence and structure.Documentation also assessed
13 Getting Ready You will be assigned a teacher Mentor for your project. He or she will be able to give you limited guidanceYou must be able to set and meet deadlinesYour entire project will be self-generated, original and a proof of your mastery of the IBCC
14 Your Reflective Project Guide Gives detailed project requirementsExplains the finer points of of determining an ethical dilemmaExplains structure, references, formattingFor example - short film / 750 word essayClarifies research criteriaDetailed assessmentDimensions on picking a topicEthical GuidelinesChecklistsSelf-evaluation