Personal Project

LS-EAL Worksheet        Criterion A - Criterion B - Criterion C - Criterion D

The Personal Project!

Criterion A - Investigate

        A i. define a clear goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests

A ii. identify prior learning & subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project

A iii. demonstrate research skills.

Criterion B - Planning

B i. develop criteria for the product / outcome

B. ii. plan and record the development process of the project

B iii. demonstrate self-management skills.

Criterion C - Taking Action

C i. create a product/ outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria

C. ii. demonstrate thinking skills

C iii. demonstrate communication and social skills

Criterion D - Reflecting

D i. evaluate the quality of the product/ outcome against their criteria

D. ii. reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

D iii. reflect on their development as IB learners through the project.

Criterion A - Investigate

        A i. define a clear goal and global context for the project, based on personal interests

What do you want to learn about?

Which Global Context best fits your topic? Why?

What personal interests do you have which relate to your goal?

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

A ii. identify prior learning & subject-specific knowledge relevant to the project

What have you learnt about in school, which might help you with your project?

Skills and knowledge

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

A iii. demonstrate research skills.

What questions do you have about your topic?

Where will you find the answers?

How will you know the answers are reliable?

Add any additional evidence (research plans, interviews, reflections from the information you look at...)

Criterion B - Planning

B i. develop criteria for the product / outcome

What do you want to make?

Why?

Example: I want to design a football kit, made from recycled plastic bottles, for my favorite football team.

Example: I love this team and always buy a new kit every time one comes out. Through my research I learnt about the negative impact on the environment this can have. I did discover that some football teams have kits made from recycled plastic bottles, so decided to design one for AFC Wimbledon.

How will you know when your final product/outcome is complete? How will you know when it is a success? Use ACCESS FM To help you.

Specification Type

Specification for your project

Why? (Should be based on research)

How will you test it?

Aesthetics

Example: My product will be blue and yellow.

Example: The colors of AFC Wimbledon are blue and yellow.

Example: Testing not needed.

Cost

Example: My product would cost $100 to make, as I am only making one shirt. If I mass produced this, I could get the cost down to $5 per shirt.

Example: I interviewed a local company who make products from shirts - they were able to give me a discounted rate, as long as I promoted their company when showing the bosses at AFC wimbledon my design.

Example: Receipts

Customer / Client

Example: I will show my final design to bosses at AFC Wimbledon. The people who would buy their shirts are the fans.

Example: I had to contact many people at the football club, and eventually found out who the bosses are and have been contacting them through email.

Example: I will get feedback from the bosses. I will also take my shirt to a game and will get feedback from fans.

Environment

Example: My product will be made from recycled plastic bottles, so will not have a negative impact on the environment.

Example: Through researching, I found out the plastic bottles are one of the biggest problems in our oceans. From Plastic Oceans I found out that “14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.”.

Example: The company who make my shirt have signed a contract to say that their shirt will be made from 100% plastic bottles. Once the shirt is made, they will also tell me how many plastic bottles are needed for each shirt.

Size

Example: I will make my shirt as a men’s large. If I was mass producing this shirt, I would make a range of sizes.

Example: I spoke to the manager of the AFC Wimbledon fan store, and he said that Men’s Large is the most popular size.

Example:  I will compare my shirt to another Men’s large

Safety

Example: My shirt will be made by a specialist company, so I will not have to operate any machinery. My shirt will be 100% safe for people to wear

Example: The company making my shirt have to follow legal requirements to make sure the shirt is made safely and safe for consumers

Example: testing not needed

Function

Example: A football shirt, for the team AFC Wimbledon, made out of Recycled Plastic. The shirt will also raise awareness of ocean waste, as the label will give more information about this problem.

Example: After reviewing Adidas’ Parley shoes (made from plastic ocean waste), and showing them to my friends, they said that they learnt more about waste in the ocean.

Example: Send a survey out, with images of  my shirt, and a description of how they were made, to gather data.

Material

Example: Plastic Bottles

Example: See ‘Materials’ section.

Example: See ‘Materials’ section.

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

B. ii. plan and record the development process of the project

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

B iii.demonstrate self-management skills.

Self-Management Skills are broken down into organizational, affective and reflective skills. To see what this means, check out the ‘self-management’ tab on this spreadsheet.

What Organisational Skills have you used during this project? How?

What Affective Skills have you used during this project? How?

What Reflective Skills have you used during this project? How?

Criterion C - Taking Action

C i. create a product/ outcome in response to the goal, global context and criteria

Add photos and text about you making your product. Make sure you are using your criteria as a guide.

C. ii. demonstrate thinking skills

Thinking Skills are broken down into critical thinking, creative thinking and transfer skills. To see what this means, check out the ‘thinking’ tab on this spreadsheet.

What Critical Thinking Skills have you used during this project? How?

What Creative Thinking Skills have you used during this project? How?

What Transfer Skills have you used during this project? How?

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

C iii. demonstrate communication and social skills

How have you used communication and social skills during this project. Use this spreadsheet to help

What Communication Skills have you used during this project? How?

Who have you spoken to? Who have you emailed? How are you showing other people what you have learnt? As an EAL learner, what communication skills have you struggled with? Which have you improved?

What Social Skills have you used during this project? How?

Who have you worked with? Who has supported you?

 

Add additional evidence from your process journal  (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

Criterion D - Reflecting

D i. evaluate the quality of the product/ outcome against their criteria

Specification Type

Specification for your project

How will you test it?

Was it successful?

Specification Type

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Aesthetics

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Cost

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Customer / Client

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Environment

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Size

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Safety

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Function

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Material

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Copy in what you wrote in Criterion B i.

Summarize your findings?

What worked/didn’t work? Why?

Add any additional evidence (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

D. ii. reflect on how completing the project has extended their knowledge and understanding of the topic and the global context

What did you learn about your topic?

What skills did you learn? (included ATLs)

What did you learn about your Global Context? (Why is your Global Context important - make some ‘real world’ connections)

Add any additional evidence (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)

D iii. reflect on their development as IB learners through the project.

How did you develop as an IB Learner?

IB Learner Profile trait

I developed this by:

Inquirer

Knowledgeable

Thinker

Communicator

Principled

Open-Minded

Caring

Risk-Takers

Balanced

Reflective

My project has helped me to be more international minded, because:

Add any additional evidence (brainstorms, lists, reflections, sketches…)