Nutty Narwhals - Inquiry Project

What is an Inquiry Project?

All Microcampus students spend a significant amount of time each week devoted to investigating a topic of high personal interest that relates to the Xizhou area. Students actively seek and depend upon the wisdom of the people living in and around Xizhou to support their active investigation into their chosen area of interest.

During their exploration of one of the wide range of possible topics, students will be supported by a framework for inquiry that features the following four main phases:
    1) Posing Real Questions
    2) Finding Resources
    3) Interpreting Information
    4) Reporting Findings
The process is designed to be cyclical in nature, however, and will involve plenty of reflection, questioning, and reframing their research as new information is found. All student work will be made public during the research process online; it is hoped that readers will provide feedback to students during the research process and follow along as the students report their learning.

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I have been chosen to attend the November to December Microcampus trip in Xizhou, Yunnan Province. I am staying there for 28 days along with 12 fellow students from SAS PD. Throughout this month I will be working on my Inquiry Project; a project based on a topic of personal interest. We were given a very long list of possible topics to investigate, and we were required to narrow our choices down to one desired topic.