Voyagers Puxi March 2018 - 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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josephine01px2022's picture

This is only the beginning of my learning journey with the topic I am most fond of. This will also be the most exciting journey yet from learning new information from a completely new environment, and not just the typical 'memorize words from a textbook' style. When looking through all the topics we get to focus on, there were so many fascinating options. However, I was able to narrow it down to my top three favorites.

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sam01px2022's picture

What is written here is only the first step in a very long and fun journey. As of now, what we have done is choose one specific topic from a list of many that we were provided with. At first, while reading through these topics there were many interesting things but over time I had to choose which three I specifically wanted to do, and then finally in the end out of those three I picked one.

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sarah01px2022's picture

In March 2018, a group of 16 SAS puxi 8th grade students will go to Xizhou for 28 days to learn and grow as a person. In Xizhou we will each investigate a topic of might interest to us. To prepare for Phase 0 of Microcampus, Mr. T gave us a list of about 40 possible inquiry project topics. Our job was to narrow down the list and pick our top three topics. With lots of help from Mr. T we each had to choose one inquiry topic. The final topic that I chose was textile production. 

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