Ultimate - 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 2 years 3 months ago
nina01pd2022's picture

We are leaving for a trip called Microcampus for 28 days. In which we will have to study and research about an inquiry project. We were given a huge list of inquiry projects to choose from. We were then told that we had to shorten that list down to three possibilities. Once we had found our three options we had to find the best and most suitable one for us. This is when I thought that I needed to have a strategy otherwise I could never cut it down to even 10 or 5.

Updated 2 years 3 months ago
julia03pd2022's picture

For 28 days starting November 18th, eight others and I will be able to have the once in a lifetime oppurtunity to travel to XiZhou as part of the Microcampus trip. A huge part of the months leading up to and during Microcampus is the inquiry project. This is why it is important to find an inquiry project which you will really enjoy, but that is also the reason why it was hard to choose a good inquiry project.

Updated 2 years 4 months ago
henin01pd2022's picture

During my 28 days in Microcampus, I have decided to investigate on embroidery. I know that embroidery is an old Chinese form of stitching, but I really do not understand much of it. I also know that embroidery is an old-fashioned way of cross-stitching and I do have a generous amount of interest in it. When deciding on what we were doing in Microcampus, we had plenty different choices.

Updated 2 years 4 months ago
holly01pd2022's picture

Hi everyone! My name is Holly D. and I cannot wait for Microcampus! Phase 0 is a topic all about exploration and selection, as we begin to understand the focus of our time in Xihou. After reading many of the reflections from previous Microcampus attendees, there are many valid suggestions that I have chosen to follow.