Fearless - 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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Shirley T.'s picture

I am starting this Phase before our trip to Microcampus, so that when I get to Microcampus, I will be prepared and ready for the awesome trip! In the beginning, I looked at the long list of inquiry projects, and tried to pick some that sounded interesting to me. I knew that I would have to work on this project for a whole month in Xizhou for our Microcampus trip. It would have to fulfill my interest, and also have an educational value.

Updated 7 years 7 months ago
Taylor F.'s picture

In Phase 3 I will be doing background research and interactive research in the village about my topic. I will be using the resources I found in Phase 2 to start asking questions and building knowledge. This is the information that I include in my final product, and it will take me in many different paths depending on the questions I ask and the answers I receive.