Limitless - 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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From April 18th to May 15th of 2015, a small group of SAS Pudong students will travel to Xizhou, a town in Yunnan Province to partake in a journey called Microcampus. The purpose of Microcampus is to get out of the city life in Shanghai and learn about the culture and way of life of local Xizhou, specifically, researching a topic of large interest in depth. This topic of interest will be turned into the main project we undertake while in Xizhou, called the Inquiry Project.