Tactical - 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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marco01pd2021's picture

Microcampus has always been about spending four weeks in a rural village in Yunnan and exploring one's interests outside of the "Shanghai bubble". During these four weeks, every single student needs to study an Inquiry Project, chosen from a long list of topics. The topics frequently change, with topics added or deleted for every group, and multiple different topics appealed to me.

Updated 4 years 4 months ago
debbie01pd2021's picture

In the spring, I will be embarking on a journey that I have never experienced before - Microcampus. During my stay, I will be investigating Local Spirits/Legends/Stories (more specifically the ficus tree and how people interact with them) and using photography to document my knowledge and my journey. I started off with a lot of topics, but then I slowly narrowed it down to one final topic with the help from Mr. T.