Updated 5 months 4 days ago

Lao Zi, a Chinese philosopher, once famously said: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." To start off this 28-day journey in Xizhou, I was given a long, detailed list of topics for my inquiry project. To conduct a meaningful research, to find my hobbies and interests, and to select the topic that best motivates me, I reviewed each topic thoroughly to make a final decision. As I was going through the list of possible topics, I recorded the topics that I initially felt the most interest in.

Updated 1 month 3 weeks ago

In the past section of Phase 0, I shared my process of elimination to draw a conclusion on my inquiry project topic. After having made the choice of researching on "Xizhou Perspectives: Looking Outward, Looking Ahead", in Phase 1, I will be delving deeper into my topic through providing prior background information and significant questions to guide me through the process of research. 

Updated 2 months 1 week ago
Previously, in Phase 1, I organized my prior knowledge through generating ten big questions. Now in Phase 2, I will find helpful information from various resources. 
 
Updated 1 month 3 weeks ago

In Phase 3, I will be gathering, arranging, and interpreting information from various resources in advance to and throughout the entire trip. In Phase 0, I selected my topic and recorded useful advice from previous Microcampus participants. In the following Phase 1, I discussed my prior knowledge and future expectations on my topic. 

About This Learner

I am fourteen years old and this is my 10th year in China. I have stayed in Xizhou for 28 days to learn about the unique historical background and culture of the Bai minority. My goal by the end of the trip was to develop into a stronger, open-minded individual. This opportunity provided me with different insights about the country China. I am glad I made this trip a valuable learning experience!