Phenomena - 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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Updated 5 years 4 months ago
grace02pd2020's picture

Microcampus Group P is made up of 15 students from Shanghai American School Pudong who will embark on a unique learning adventure (Microcampus) into the rural environment of Xizhou. We were given a great many topics to choose from, called Inquiry Projects, and we were to focus on one particular topic for the 28-day long experience.

Updated 5 years 4 months ago
nicole02pd2020's picture

15 students in the spring of 2016 will be going to a small village in rural Xizhou. This will be the start of a journey that will change our perspective forever, we will each be investigating a topic of our choice in our four weeks in Xizhou. I am honored to be attending Microcampus Group P, and this is basically my brainstorms and ideas that I will be sharing with everyone.